Adjective: dedicated 'de-du,key-tid
Verb: dedicate 'de-du,keyt
- Devoted to a cause, ideal or purpose
"a dedicated dancer"; "dedicated teachers"; "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"
- Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
"a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II";
- consecrated, consecrate
- Use entirely for a specific person, activity, or cause
"dedicate one's talents to a good cause";
- give, consecrate, commit, devote
- Open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
"The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"
- Inscribe or address by way of compliment
"She dedicated her book to her parents"
- Set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
See also: devoted, holy, ordained, sacred, votive
Type of: apply, assign, employ, give, inaugurate, kick off, render, set apart, specify, use, utilise [Brit], utilize
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