give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote(verb)
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
"She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
"The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"
inscribe or address by way of compliment
"She dedicated her book to her parents"
set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
To set apart for a special use
dedicated their money to scientific research.
To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.
To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
To open (a building, for example) to public use.
To show to the public for the first time
dedicate a monument.
dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated
to set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use
to devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service
to inscribe or address, as to a patron
Dedicate was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ded′i-kāt, v.t. to set apart and consecrate to some sacred purpose: to devote wholly or chiefly: to inscribe to any one.—adj. devoted: (Shak.) dedicated.—ns. Ded′icant, one who dedicates; Dedicatee (ded′i-kā-tē′), one to whom a thing is dedicated; Dedicā′tion, the act of dedicating: an address to a patron, prefixed to a book; Ded′icātor, one who dedicates.—adjs. Dedicatō′rial, Ded′icātory, of or pertaining to a dedication. [L. dedicāre, -ātum—de, down, dicēre, to declare.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'dedicate' in Verbs Frequency: #945
The numerical value of dedicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dedicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's far more useful to "DEDICATE" (oneself) for a cause rather than "DIE" for one.
We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It was not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life to this child.
The noble-minded dedicate themselves to the promotion of the happiness of others?even of those who injure them. True happiness consists in making happy.
We dedicate this win to the Ivorian people, football has this magic element in that it unites all the ethnic groups -- all the people who perhaps don't think the same way.
I have a lot of people that dedicate a lot of time and effort to this effort to this office and this community and I'm not ashamed of that, and we follow the national standards.
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- посвещавам, откривам, предназначавам, надписвам, посвещавам сеBulgarian
- vihkiä, omistaa, paljastaa, uhrata, omistautua, varataFinnish
- consacrer, se consacrer, inaugurer, se dévouer, vouer, dédierFrench
- coisrigScottish Gaelic
- התמסר, הקדישHebrew
- 捧げる, 奉納Japanese
- پێشکهش کردنKurdish
- whakaihi, whakatapuMāori
- wijden, bestemmen, opdragen, inhuldigen, inwijdenDutch
- посвятить, открывать, посвящать, открыть, надписывать, предназначить, надписать, предназначатьRussian
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