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

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How to say dedicate in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Erika Miller:

    I do find it curious the amount of opprobrium and time that protesters dedicate to the freely elected leader of a free country, that they don't direct towards the visit of somebody like the president of China.

  3. Maxine Waters:

    I'm going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri right now, infected by the coronavirus.

  4. Melina Abdullah:

    We've attempted to go to her office. She has refused to engage the public, i do not believe it is fair or right for protesters to show up at the homes of people who dedicate their lives to public service.

  5. Mike Rogers:

    I am thrilled that the Space Corps idea is gaining traction at the White House. Congressman Jim Cooper( D-TN) and I have worked tirelessly on the House Armed Services Committee( House Armed Services Committee) Strategic Forces subcommittee level on the need for Marine Corps outside of Air Force for over two years now, russia and China are surpassing House Armed Services Committee in Space capabilities and House Armed Services Committee need to dedicate a separate force solely with a Space mission. The future of war will be fought in Space, and House Armed Services Committee must stay diligent and ahead of other countries for House Armed Services Committee own national security.

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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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