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ded·i·ca·tion

 (dĕd′ĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
2. A note prefixed to a literary, artistic, or musical composition dedicating it to someone in token of affection or esteem.
3. A rite or ceremony of dedicating.
4. Selfless devotion: served the public with dedication and integrity.

ded′i·ca′tive, ded′i·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.

dedication

(ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated
2. an inscription or announcement prefixed to a book, piece of music, etc, dedicating it to a person or thing
3. complete and wholehearted devotion, esp to a career, ideal, etc
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a ceremony in which something, such as a church, is dedicated
ˌdediˈcational adj

ded•i•ca•tion

(ˌdɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
2. an inscription, as in a book, dedicating it to a person, cause, etc.
3. a ceremony marking the official completion or opening of a public building, monument, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]

dedication

A term used by some witches for initiation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dedication - complete and wholehearted fidelitydedication - complete and wholehearted fidelity  
faithfulness, fidelity - the quality of being faithful
2.dedication - a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
rededication - a new dedication; "the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem"
3.dedication - a message that makes a pledge
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
oath, swearing - a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
affirmation - (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
4.dedication - a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
message - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
5.dedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of actiondedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
communalism - loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
consecration - a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal); "his consecration to study"
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
devotion - commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
enlistment - the act of enlisting (as in a military service)
faith - loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person; "keep the faith"; "they broke faith with their investors"

dedication

noun
2. inscription, message, address His book contains a dedication to his parents.
3. consecration, ordaining, sanctification, hallowing Some 250 guests attended the dedication ceremony of the church.
Translations
إهداءتَكْرِيستَكْريس، تَفانٍ، تَدْشين
horlivostoddanostvěnovánízasvěcení
dedikationindvielse
omistautuminen
posvećenost
dedikálás
tileinkunvígsla; helgun
献身
헌신
venovanie
posvetilo
dedikation
การอุทิศให้
ithafkendini adama
sự tận tâm

dedication

[ˌdedɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (= act) → dedicación f, consagración f
2. (= quality) → dedicación f, entrega f, devoción f
3. (in book) → dedicatoria f

dedication

[ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən] n
(= devotion) → dévouement m
his dedication to the job → son dévouement à son travail
(in book)dédicace f
(= song) → dédicace f

dedication

n
(= quality)Hingabe f (→ to an +acc)
(= act: of church) → Einweihung f, → Weihe f; they admired his dedication of his life to helping the poorsie bewunderten, dass er sein Leben in den Dienst der Armen stellte
(in book) → Widmung f

dedication

[ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃn] n (in book) → dedica; (devotion) → dedizione f

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.

dedication

تَكْرِيس horlivost dedikation Hingabe αφιέρωση dedicación omistautuminen dévouement posvećenost dedizione 献身 헌신 toewijding hengivenhet poświęcenie dedicação предназначение dedikation การอุทิศให้ ithaf sự tận tâm 奉献
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There was an infinity of firmest fortitude, a determinate unsurrenderable wilfulness, in the fixed and fearless, forward dedication of that glance.
The dedication of himself to the improvement of his fellow-citizens is not so remarkable as the ironical spirit in which he goes about doing good only in vindication of the credit of the oracle, and in the vain hope of finding a wiser man than himself.
One result of this friendship between the two authors was the dedication of new volumes to each other in highly complimentary terms--Mr.
His genius has had no better description than in this stanza from William Winter's poem, read at the dedication exercises of the Actors' Monument to Poe, May 4, 1885, in New York:
Early in the year 1897 I received a letter inviting me to deliver an address at the dedication of the Robert Gould Shaw monument in Boston.
Hilbery, dropping the entire mass upon the floor, with a gesture that seemed to indicate an act of dedication.
And from the first there was to be a Latin dedication about which everything was uncertain except that it was not to be addressed to Carp: it was a poisonous regret to Mr.
I think I have never enjoyed myself more; indeed, it is my opinion that I wrote the book as an excuse for writing the dedication.
Probably he had his brother most in mind, for Henry Goldsmith had but lately died, "and I loved him better than most other men," said the poet sadly in the dedication of this poem--
The dedication is to Queen Elizabeth, to whom, indeed, as its heroine, the poem pays perhaps the most splendid compliment ever offered to any human being in verse.
Notwithstanding your constant refusal, when I have asked leave to prefix your name to this dedication, I must still insist on my right to desire your protection of this work.
They are literally, so far as one can ascertain, feasts of the dedication - that is, they were first established in the churchyard on the day on which the village church was opened for public worship, which was on the wake or festival of the patron saint, and have been held on the same day in every year since that time.