Dedicate Definition

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To set apart for worship of a deity or devote to a sacred purpose.
Webster's New World
To set apart seriously for a special purpose; devote to some work, duty, etc.
She dedicated her life to serving the poor.
Webster's New World
To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action.
Dedicated ourselves to starting our own business.
American Heritage
To address or inscribe (a book, artistic performance, etc.) to someone or something as a sign of honor or affection.
Webster's New World
To open formally (a public building, fair, etc.)
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
George Henry Calvert.
His life is dedicate to worthiness.

Origin of Dedicate

  • Middle English dedicaten from Latin dēdicāre dēdicāt- dē- de- dicāre to proclaim deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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