这两个动词均有“奉献”之意。

dedicate : 正式用词,指献身于某一崇高事业或目的,也可指把著作题献给他人。

  • He has dedicated his life to scientific research.
    他把自己的一生都献给了科学研究工作。
  • The new president said she would dedicate herself to protecting the rights of the sick and the homeless.
    新任总统说她将致力于保护病人和无家可归者的权利。

devote : 普通用词,指决心把全部身心、精力、时间等献给某一目标,某一个人或致力于某一事业。

  • He left the Senate to devote more time to his family.
    为了能有更多时间陪伴家人,他离开了参议院。
  • She has devoted all her energies/life to the care of homeless people.
    她为照料无家可归者倾注了全部心血/奉献了一生。
  • At the age of 25, he decided to devote himself to God.
    他25岁时决定献身上帝。
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