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dedicate

[ verb ded-i-keyt; adjective ded-i-kit ]SEE DEFINITION OF dedicate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEDICATE

To dedicate the chapel to her patron saint was only natural.

If a man should dedicate himself to the payment of notes, would not this be injustice?

Such is the discourse, half playful, half serious, which I dedicate to the god.

You must dedicate this morning to me: it's the last, you know.

He has told me of your days in South America together and how he told you to dedicate it.

I dedicate it to the film, to the moving picture, to beauty!

Every moment I can spare from the Company I dedicate to you.

And he had sworn to dedicate the rest of his life to being worthy of her condescension.

He completed, but did not dedicate, the palace, and finished the porticoes round it.

If the publisher would let me, I'd dedicate this book to you, to "Those States."

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (of churches), from Latin dedicatus, past participle of dedicare "consecrate, proclaim, affirm, set apart," from de- "away" (see de-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Dedicated "devoted to one's aims or vocation" is first attested 1944.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEDICATE

celebrate

verbcommemorate occasion, achievement

christen

verbnamed in religious rite
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