What does dedicate mean?

Definitions for dedicate
ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪtded·i·cate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dedicate.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dedicate

    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, -ātumde, down, dicēre, to declare.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce dedicate?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dedicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dedicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dedicate in a Sentence

  1. Eva Mendes:

    Working out allows me to spend time on myself, knowing that I have an hour to dedicate to my wellness is a priority for me now.

  2. Michael Psilakis:

    Every week you need to dedicate about two hours of your time to get all of this stuff ready, we would call it ‘mise en place’ in the restaurant — how we cook in a restaurant is going to be how I want you to cook at home. If you prepare yourself and you have all your ingredients ready, all of your ‘mise’ in place, all of your stuff is right in front of you, then to make the dish is really just assembling.

  3. Jeffrey Tambor:

    I play Maura Pfefferman, she's very entitled and has a lot of money, and I'd like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans who don't have a lot of cash for their operations.

  4. Dr. Thomas Dooley:

    Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.

  5. Rob Jackson:

    I will always be proud to have served alongside my fellow Commissioners, Chairman (Jay) Clayton, and especially the commission's staff, who dedicate their careers to protecting ordinary investors and give hardworking American families the chance to build a better future.

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Translations for dedicate

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  • كرسArabic
  • 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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