What does dedicate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. dedicateverb

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

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

  3. dedicateverb

    inscribe or address by way of compliment

    "She dedicated her book to her parents"

  4. dedicateverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. dedicateverb

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

  2. dedicateverb

    To set apart for a special use

    dedicated their money to scientific research.

  3. dedicateverb

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

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

  4. dedicateverb

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

  5. dedicateverb

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

  6. dedicateverb

    To show to the public for the first time

    dedicate a monument.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dedicate

    dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated

  2. Dedicateverb

    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. Dedicateverb

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

  4. Dedicateverb

    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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Manny Pacquiao on May 2:

    It is an honor to be part of this historic event, i dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    You should meditate and dedicate your entire life to the Creator.

  3. Steven Kittner:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Linda Bakhshian:

    To invest in EM you need to have reliable information, it takes a lot of resources that I could dedicate to other areas that will provide a better return for what I’m looking for.

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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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