set apart for; give completely to
"She committed herself to the work of God"
"give one's talents to a good cause"
"consecrate your life to the church"
"give thought to"
"give priority to"
"pay attention to"
"this land was devoted to mining"
All Christians are by their Baptism devoted to God.
出自： W. Law
The newspaper devotes two pages to comics.
They agreed to devote part of the park to the playground.
They are all terribly busy men and cannot be expected to devote their time to this investigation.
He devotes his time to the garden.
Now she devoted most of the time to this work.
She devoted her life to the cause of peace.
He has been devoting his whole life to benefiting mankind.
Each nurse also devotes two evenings a week to studying medical literature in her field.
She devoted her life to helping homeless children.
He devoted every Saturday afternoon to fishing.
He devoted all his spare time to helping his students with their English.
She devoted too much time to dressing.
I have to devote part of my income to repaying my debts.
We should devote every effort to finding out the principle contradiction.
This magazine is devoted to science.
This department of the store is devoted to machine tools and engineering needs.
My lecture will be devoted to the study of aesthetics.
I should think the Welsh are the only people in the world whose only national festival is devoted to music and poetry.
Utterly devoted to the people, he gave his life in saving his patients.
We are quite devoted to the little girl.
Half of these plots are devoted to raising improved seeds.
这些土地的一半被用来培育良种。 devote oneself/sb to sb/sth/v-ing
He devotes himself to his sick wife.
He devoted himself to his lessons.
Jim is devoted to his wife and family.
All the soldiers were devoted to their leader.
A true artist is devoted to his work.
误 He devotes his attention to study English.
正 He devotes his attention to studying English.
正 He devotes his attention to the study of English.
析 devote to后只能接名词或动名词作宾语,而不能接动词不定式。
误 He devoted much of his spare time for sports.
正 He devoted much of his spare time to sports.
析 “把…用在”应用devote...to, to和for不可以换用。
误 She devoted to her duty.
正 She devoted herself to her duty.
正 She was devoted to her duty.
析 devote是及物动词,须接宾语,表示“忠于,献身于”等应用devote oneself to或be devoted to的形式。
误 He devoted all his money to the poor family.
正 He contributed all his money to the poor family.