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dedicate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'dedicate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dedicate [ p. a.]
- Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
2 . Dedicate [ v. t.]
- To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.
- To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
- To inscribe or address, as to a patron.

Meaning of 'dedicate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dedicate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Example in sentence:
  • consecrate your life to the church;
  • give one's talents to a good cause;
  • She committed herself to the work of God
Meaning (2):
- inscribe or address by way of compliment
Example in sentence:
  • She dedicated her book to her parents
Meaning (3):
- open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
Example in sentence:
  • The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes