A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to dedicate)
a. dedicar
Montse devoted years to developing the vaccine in her laboratory.Montse dedicó años a desarrollar la vacuna en su laboratorio.
b. consagrar
We're devoting all of our energy to rebuilding the school.Estamos consagrando toda nuestra energía a reconstruir la escuela.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (time, money)
a. dedicar
to devote oneself toconsagrarse a
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devote [dɪˈvəʊt]
transitive verb
to devote sth to sth dedicar algo a algo; he devoted three chapters to Japanese politics dedicó tres capítulos a la política japonesa; she devoted four years to studying history dedicó cuatro años a estudiar historia; she devoted her life to finding a cure for the disease dedicó or consagró su vida a encontrar una cura para la enfermedad; they do not devote enough attention to their children no dedican la suficiente atención a sus hijos; we will devote 30% of the money to research asignaremos or destinaremos el 30% del dinero a la investigación
too much time has been devoted to worthless activities
to devote o.s. to sth dedicarse a algo
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