List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 112

SYNONYMS: devote, dedicate, consecrate, pledge.
These verbs are compared as they mean to give to a particular end and especially to a higher purpose.

Devote implies faithfulness and loyalty: Nurses devote themselves to the care of the sick.
Dedicate connotes a solemn, often formal commitment: To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes.
Consecrate suggests sacred commitment: His entire life is consecrated to science.
To pledge is to back a personal commitment by a solemn promise: I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal.

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