She devoted herself entirely to the Church.
He devoted his whole self to the shelter.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: Compare to Sense 1: in Sense 2, the object dedicated is not the AGENT. Syntax Is: NP1 [AGENT] DEVOTE NP2 (to NP3)
The land was devoted to mining.
I devote a half hour each day to meditation.
She devoted much thought to nursing but ended up becoming a teacher instead.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3