“But there is a heck of a lot more to it than that.” Likewise, there is a lot more to this word that I had realised.
1. To deliver over formally by sentence of a judge (to anyone). Hence fig. to make over, give up, surrender. Obs. except as a techn. term in Rom. Law.
2. refl. To bind, attach, or devote oneself as a servant, disciple, or adherent (to any person or cause). Obs.
3. To attach (anyone) to a pursuit. Obs.
b. refl. and pass. (A person addicts himself, or is ADDICTED.)