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dedicate

ded·i·cate

dedicate

 
pronunciation:
de d keIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dedicated, dedicates, dedicating
definition 1: to set apart or declare to be for a special use or purpose, as a worthy cause, public benefit, or sacred activities.
These funds are dedicated to improving the transportation system.We all must dedicate some time and effort to solving this problem.All the profits are dedicated to medical research.
synonyms:
devote
similar words:
appropriate, consecrate, destine, pledge
definition 2: to devote (oneself or one's life) to a particular person, cause, or course of action.
He will have to dedicate himself to his studies if he wants to go to medical school.She dedicated her life to helping others.
synonyms:
consecrate, devote
similar words:
apply, commit, give, offer
definition 3: to address or inscribe (a book or the like) to a particular person as a token of affection or respect.
This library is dedicated to the founder of the university.I would like to dedicate this song to my lovely wife.
similar words:
inscribe
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derivation: dedicator (n.)
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