Definitions for dedicateˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. dedicate(verb)

    open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building

    "The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"

  3. dedicate(verb)

    inscribe or address by way of compliment

    "She dedicated her book to her parents"

  4. dedicate(verb)

    set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

Wiktionary

  1. dedicate(Verb)

    To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.

  2. dedicate(Verb)

    To set apart for a special use

    dedicated their money to scientific research.

  3. dedicate(Verb)

    To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action

    dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.

  4. dedicate(Verb)

    To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.

  5. dedicate(Verb)

    To open (a building, for example) to public use.

  6. dedicate(Verb)

    To show to the public for the first time

    dedicate a monument.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dedicate

    dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated

  2. Dedicate(verb)

    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

  3. Dedicate(verb)

    to devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service

  4. Dedicate(verb)

    to inscribe or address, as to a patron

Freebase

  1. Dedicate

    Dedicate was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dedicate' in Verbs Frequency: #945

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pramod Kureel:

    It's far more useful to "DEDICATE" (oneself) for a cause rather than "DIE" for one.

  2. Steven Kittner:

    This is yet another reason to dedicate resources to reversing the obesity epidemic among children and young adults.

  3. Jamie Lee Curtis:

    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.

  4. Bharavi:

    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.

  5. Billy Kreutzmann -LRB- drums -RRB-:

    Most of these kids are too young to have seen the Dead in our earlier incarnation, it's a chance for us, you know, to dedicate ourselves to transporting them.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • посвещавам, откривам, предназначавам, надписвам, посвещавам сеBulgarian
  • widmenGerman
  • vihkiä, omistaa, paljastaa, uhrata, omistautua, varataFinnish
  • consacrer, se consacrer, inaugurer, se dévouer, vouer, dédierFrench
  • coisrigScottish Gaelic
  • התמסר, הקדישHebrew
  • mempersembahkanIndonesian
  • dedicareItalian
  • 捧げる, 奉納Japanese
  • پێشکه‌ش کردنKurdish
  • whakaihi, whakatapuMāori
  • wijden, bestemmen, opdragen, inhuldigen, inwijdenDutch
  • посвятить, открывать, посвящать, открыть, надписывать, предназначить, надписать, предназначатьRussian
  • dicåçterWalloon

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