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ded·i·cate

dedicate

 
pronunciation:
de d keIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dedicates, dedicating, dedicated
definition 1: to set apart for a special use or purpose.
This money is dedicated to helping the hurricane victims.
synonyms:
devote
similar words:
appropriate, destine, pledge
definition 2: to devote to a particular person, cause, or course of action.
Since we went back to college, she's really dedicated herself to her studies.She has dedicated her life to helping others.
similar words:
apply, commit, give, offer
definition 3: to formally attach someone's name to something as a token of affection or respect.
Let's call the radio station and dedicate a song to Mom for her birthday.
similar words:
inscribe
definition 4: to declare (a new building, monument, special event, or the like) to be in honor of a person or divine being.
Our school building is dedicated to the founder of the school.
definition 5: to formally declare open or to be ready for public viewing.
In a brief ceremony this morning, the mayor dedicated the new city museum.
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derivation: dedicator (n.)
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