Is it correct to say:

I devote/dedicate all my time to task A

or can you only devote/dedicate yourself to something?


As you can clearly see, OED's entry for devote says

Devote: Give all or most of one’s time or resources to a person or activity

Same goes for dedicate

Dedicate: Devote (time or effort) to a particular task or purpose

For added reference, Google shows a higher usage of devote.

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    +1 But comparing 'devote' with 'dedicate' without context (as in your Ngram) is to be avoided, IMO. Something like this could have been a bit more specific. – Maulik V Dec 9 '15 at 10:29
  • @MaulikV Noted! – Caroffrey Dec 9 '15 at 10:31
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    Here's another Ngram – CowperKettle Dec 9 '15 at 10:45

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