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ded·i·cate

 (dĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing, ded·i·cates
1. To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
2. To set apart for a special use: dedicated their money to scientific research.
3. To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action: dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.
4. To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
5.
a. To open (a building, for example) to public use.
b. To show to the public for the first time: dedicate a monument.

[Middle English dedicaten, from Latin dēdicāre, dēdicāt- : dē-, de- + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

ded′i·ca′tor n.

dedicate

(ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by to) to devote (oneself, one's time, etc) wholly to a special purpose or cause; commit wholeheartedly or unreservedly
2. (foll by to) to address or inscribe (a book, artistic performance, etc) to a person, cause, etc as a token of affection or respect
3. (Broadcasting) (foll by to) to request or play (a record) on radio for another person as a greeting
4. to assign or allocate to a particular project, function, etc
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to set apart for a deity or for sacred uses; consecrate
adj
an archaic word for dedicated
[C15: from Latin dēdicāre to announce, from dicāre to make known, variant of dīcere to say]
ˌdedicaˈtee n
ˈdediˌcator n
dedicatory, ˈdediˌcative adj

ded•i•cate

(v. ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adj. -kɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to set apart and consecrate to a deity or sacred purpose.
2. to devote wholly to some purpose or person: to dedicate one's life to public service.
3. to offer formally (a book, piece of music, etc.) to a person, cause, etc., as on a prefatory page, in testimony of affection or respect.
4. to mark the official opening of (a public building, highway, etc.), usu. by formal ceremonies.
5. to set aside for a specific purpose.
adj.
6. Archaic. dedicated.
[1375–1425; < Latin dēdicātus past participle of dēdicāre to declare, devote =dē- de- + dicāre to indicate, consecrate (see dictate)]
ded′i•ca`tor, n.
syn: See devote.

dedicate


Past participle: dedicated
Gerund: dedicating

Imperative
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Present
I dedicate
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he/she/it dedicates
we dedicate
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Preterite
I dedicated
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Present Continuous
I am dedicating
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he/she/it is dedicating
we are dedicating
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Present Perfect
I have dedicated
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Past Continuous
I was dedicating
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we were dedicating
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Past Perfect
I had dedicated
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Future
I will dedicate
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Future Perfect
I will have dedicated
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Future Continuous
I will be dedicating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dedicating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dedicating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dedicating
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Conditional
I would dedicate
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Past Conditional
I would have dedicated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dedicate - 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"
vow, consecrate - dedicate to a deity by a vow
give - offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
rededicate - dedicate anew; "They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
apply - apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
2.dedicate - open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building; "The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"
inaugurate, kick off - commence officially
3.dedicate - inscribe or address by way of compliment; "She dedicated her book to her parents"
inscribe - address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication
render, give - bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks"
4.dedicate - set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
set apart, assign, specify - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

dedicate

verb
1. devote, give, apply, commit, concern, occupy, pledge, surrender, give over to He dedicated himself to politics.
2. offer, address, assign, inscribe This book is dedicated to the memory of my sister.
3. consecrate, bless, sanctify, set apart, hallow, make sacred The church is dedicated to a saint.

dedicate

verb
1. To give over by or as if by vow to a higher purpose:
2. To devote (oneself or one's efforts):
Translations
يُدَشِّن، يُخَصِّصُيُكَرِّسُ حَياتَه لِيُهْدي كِتابا، يُقَدِّمُ
věnovatzasvětit
dedikerehelligetilegnevie
dedikálszenteli magát
helga sigtileinka
atsidavimasdedikacijadedikuotipašvęsti
veltīt
posvetiti
adamakadına sunmakithaf etmek

dedicate

[ˈdedɪkeɪt] VT
1. [+ book] → dedicar (to a) [+ church, monument] → dedicar, consagrar (to a) to dedicate one's life to sth/to doing sthdedicar or consagrar su vida a algo/a hacer algo
to dedicate o.s. to sth/to doing sthdedicarse or consagrarse a algo/a hacer algo
2. (US) (= inaugurate) [+ official building] → inaugurar oficialmente

dedicate

[ˈdɛdɪkeɪt] vt
(= give) [+ time] → consacrer; [+ funds] → allouer
to dedicate one's time to sth → consacrer son temps à qch
to dedicate one's life to doing sth → consacrer sa vie à faire qch
to dedicate o.s. to sth → se consacrer à qch
[+ book, song] → dédier

dedicate

vt
churchweihen
book, music, songwidmen (to sb jdm); to dedicate oneself or one’s life to somebody/somethingsich or sein Leben jdm/einer Sache widmen, sich einer Sache hingeben; dedicated to the memory of …zum Gedenken an …

dedicate

[ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪt] vtdedicare, consacrare; (book) → dedicare
to dedicate one's life or o.s. to sth/to doing sth → dedicare la propria esistenza a qc/a fare qc

dedicate

(ˈdedikeit) verb
1. to give up wholly to; to devote to. He dedicated his life to good works.
2. to set apart, especially for a holy or sacred purpose. He decided to dedicate a chapel to his wife's memory.
3. (of an author etc) to state that (a book etc) is in honour of someone. He dedicated the book to his father; She dedicated that song to her friend.
ˈdedicated adjective
spending a great deal of one's time and energy on a subject, one's job etc. She's a dedicated teacher; He is dedicated to music.
ˌdediˈcation noun
1. the quality of being dedicated; the act of dedicating. dedication to duty; the dedication of the church.
2. the words dedicating a book to someone. We can put the dedication at the top of the page.

dedicate

vt. dedicar.
References in classic literature ?
Of our other characters we have nothing very particular to write, except a word relating to Miss Ophelia and Topsy, and a farewell chapter, which we shall dedicate to George Shelby.
TO ALL CHILDREN CHILDREN IN YEARS AND CHILDREN IN HEART I DEDICATE THIS STORY
He, to whom I dedicate my future life, will be my comforter, if I do His will.