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
We want to be a leader and we will dedicate the appropriate capital.
Knowing that I have an hour to dedicate to my wellness is a priority for me now.
It's far more useful to "DEDICATE" (oneself) for a cause rather than "DIE" for one.
This is yet another reason to dedicate resources to reversing the obesity epidemic among children and young adults.
I dedicate this award to Joko and Klass, thank you very much. There is a saying in Hamburg, which is, ‘bye bye!’.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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