Dedicate is defined as to devote to a sacred purpose.(verb)
To hold a ceremony for a new Catholic church is an example of dedicate.
The definition of dedicate is to commit to something for a specific use or goal.(verb)
1. Saving money for a wedding is an example of dedicate. 2. A soldier making a commitment to his country is an example of dedicate.
To dedicate is defined as to inscribe a book or memorial in honor of another.(verb)
The loving inscription in a book is an example of dedicate.
See dedicate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dedicat < L dedicatus, pp. of dedicare, to consecrate, declare < de-, intens. + dicare, to proclaim < dicere, to say: see diction
Origin: ME dedicaten < the adj.
See dedicate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing, ded·i·cates
Origin: Middle English dedicaten
Origin: , from Latin dēdicāre, dēdicāt-
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
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