Devote means to give to. If you devote yourself to jump-roping, you might be found in your driveway every free moment of the day practicing.

Nuns and priests are said to devote their lives to God. A knight in shining armor devotes himself to his lady. If you devote as much energy to your school work as you do to your hair, your grades should improve. If our country devoted to education even half of the resources we pour into defense, we could eliminate poverty.

Definitions of devote
  1. verb
    synonyms: give, pay
    give, sacrifice
    endure the loss of
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    type of:
    cerebrate, cogitate, think
    use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
  2. verb
    set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use
    “this land was devoted to mining”
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    type of:
    hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
  3. verb
    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    synonyms: commit, consecrate, dedicate, give
    offer in good faith
    give, sacrifice
    endure the loss of
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    consecrate, vow
    dedicate to a deity by a vow
    dedicate anew
    apply oneself to
    type of:
    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
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