Definitions for dedicateˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ded•i•cate*ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪt(v.; adj.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing
(v.t.)to set apart and consecrate to a deity or sacred purpose.
to devote wholly to some purpose or person:
to dedicate one's life to public service.
to offer formally (a book, piece of music, etc.) to a person, cause, etc., as on a prefatory page, in testimony of affection or respect.
to mark the official opening of (a public building, highway, etc.), usu. by formal ceremonies.
to set aside for a specific purpose.
Category: Common Vocabulary
* Syn: See devote.
Origin of dedicate:
1375–1425; < L dēdicātus ptp. of dēdicāre to declare, devote =dē-de - +dicāre to indicate, consecrate (see dictate )
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
dedicate(verb)ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adj. -kɪt
to thank sb or show respect by associating their name with sth
The book is dedicated to his mother.; a memorial dedicated to fallen soldiers
dedicateˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adj. -kɪt
to put lots of time and effort into doing sth
Sue dedicated herself to raising her children.
dedicateˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adj. -kɪt
to hold an official ceremony to open or start sth
***a ceremony to dedicate the ship
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'dedicate' in Verbs Frequency: #945
Translations for dedicate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to give up wholly to; to devote to
He dedicated his life to good works.
- toewy, wyAfrikaans
- يُكَرِّسُ حَياتَه لِArabic
- dedicarPortuguese (BR)
- věnovat, zasvětitCzech
- hellige; vieDanish
- dedicar, consagrar, sacrificarSpanish
- وقف کردن؛ فدا کردنFarsi
- (se) consacrerFrench
- समर्पित करनाHindi
- posvetiti se nečemuCroatian
- vminek szenteli magátHungarian
- helga sigIcelandic
- vie, helligeNorwegian
- وقف کردن؛ فدا کردنPersian
- وقف كول، ډالى يا اهداكول. (لكه دكتاب): ديو سپيځلى مقصد دپاره جلا ايښوولPashto
- a (se) dedicaRomanian
- posvetiti (se)Slovenian
- ägna, vigaSwedish
- 獻身用於Chinese (Trad.)
- مکمل طور پر وقف کر دیناUrdu
- hiến dângVietnamese
- 献身Chinese (Simp.)
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