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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.
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 Indo-European roots.]

ded′i·ca′tor n.


nWidmende(r) mf, → Zueigner(in) m(f) (geh)
References in classic literature ?
Casaubon that he had once addressed a dedication to Carp in which he had numbered that member of the animal kingdom among the viros nullo aevo perituros, a mistake which would infallibly lay the dedicator open to ridicule in the next age, and might even be chuckled over by Pike and Tench in the present.
A very strong instance of which I shall give you in this address, in which I am determined to follow the example of all other dedicators, and will consider not what my patron really deserves to have written, but what he will be best pleased to read.
A patient with the rare immunodeficiency disorder dedicator of cytokinesis 8 deficiency (DOCK8 deficiency, or hyper IgE syndrome) excreted echovirus 13 in the first fecal sample, and another patient with the rare immunodeficiency disorder B cell expansion with NF-kB and T cell anergy (BENTA) disease excreted echovirus 5 in the first fecal sample.
Although the collection is noticeably late in its selection of repertory, it includes many dedicated published works that Haydn appeared to value, regardless of whether they err on the side of self-promotion for the dedicator as opposed to gratitude or homage.
0) ALPS: autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome; DOCKS: dedicator of cytokinesis S; IPEX: immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked; LRBA: lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor protein; RAG: recombination-activating gene Table 2.
The pathogenesis of this condition is thought to arise from mutations in dedicator of cytokinesis 8 protein (DOCK8), an atypical guanine nucleotide exchange factor that regulates cytoskeletal rearrangements with roles in immune functions such as T-cell expansion and antibody responses.
1-4) The autosomal-dominant form is caused by dominant hypomorphic signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) mutations, often involving the DNA-binding and SRC homology 2 protein domains, while the recessive form is caused by null mutations of the dedicator of cytokinesis-8 (DOCK8) and tyrosine kinase-2 (Tyk2) genes.
This is why Tertullian called him <<the initiator of our condemnation>>, dedicator damnations nostrae (Apol.
The name of the dedicator [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; could be a short form of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], (18) but it is possible that Spoudis may well have been the actual name.
Being a dedicator of BB, he is least concerned whether he wins or not.
In order to delimit the <<pantheon>> of the miners in Illyricum, the author uses three criteria: their origin in a mining region, the explicit relation of the dedicator with mine-related activities and the mining competence of the respective divinity (50).
The Dock4 protein is a member of Dock protein family (DOCK1 to DOCK11) which all contain dedicator of cytokinesis motif.