Definitions for dedicate
ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; -kɪtded·i·cate
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dedicate.
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Consecrate; devote; dedicated; appropriate.
Etymology: from the verb.
Prayers from preserved souls,
From fasting maids, whose names are dedicate
To nothing temporal. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
This tenth part, or tithe, being thus assigned unto him, leaveth now to be of the nature of the other nine parts, which are given us for our worldly necessities, and becometh as a thing dedicate and appropriate unto God. Henry Spelman.
Etymology: dedico, Latin.
A pleasant grove
Was shot up high, full of the stately tree
That dedicated is to olympick Jove,
And to his son Alcides, when as he
Gain’d in Nemea goodly victory. Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant. 5.
The princes offered for dedicating the altar, in the day that it was anointed. Num. vii. 10.
Warn’d by the seer, to her offended name
We rais’d, and dedicate this wond’rous frame. John Dryden, Æn.
There cannot be
That vulture in you to devour so many,
As will to greatness dedicate themselves. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Ladies, a gen’ral welcome from his grace
Salutes you all: this night he dedicates
To fair content and you. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
He went to learn the profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself. Edward Hyde.
Bid her instant wed,
And quiet dedicate her remnant life
To the just duties of an humble wife. Matthew Prior.
He compiled ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the lord Burghley. Henry Peacham, on Poetry.
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
The women and men of our armed forces dedicate their lives to defending our nation, and deserve a workplace and home free of sexual assault, sexual harassment and domestic violence.
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.
Today’s indictment is a result of the hard work of America’s law enforcement and intelligence officials who dedicate their lives to bringing to justice those who wish to do us harm. These revelations add to a body of evidence confirming an extensive plot by Vladimir Putin’s government to attack the 2016 election, sow chaos and dissention among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy.
A single person, I need hardly say, is something subordinate, and as such he must dedicate himself to the ethical whole. Hence, if the State claims life, the individual must surrender it… All the worth which the human being possesses… he possesses only through the State.
You should meditate and dedicate your entire life to the Creator.
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- посвещавам се, надписвам, предназначавам, откривам, посвещавамBulgarian
- omistautua, vihkiä, varata, omistaa, uhrata, paljastaaFinnish
- vouer, se dévouer, dédier, inaugurer, se consacrer, consacrerFrench
- coisrigScottish Gaelic
- התמסר, הקדישHebrew
- 奉納, 捧げるJapanese
- پێشکهش کردنKurdish
- whakatapu, whakaihiMāori
- inhuldigen, opdragen, bestemmen, inwijden, wijdenDutch
- открывать, предназначать, надписать, предназначить, посвятить, надписывать, открыть, посвящатьRussian
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