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Definition of "dedicate" []

  • To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate. (verb-transitive)
  • To set apart for a special use: dedicated their money to scientific research. (verb-transitive)
  • To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action: dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote. (verb-transitive)
  • To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection. (verb-transitive)
  • To open (a building, for example) to public use. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dedicate" in a sentence
  • "With the lawsuit behind it, SPLC could once again dedicate itself to its actual mission of defending civil rights."
  • "The terms dedicate 50 percent of the image-collecting capacity of Digital Globe's"
  • "KING: Because we're in Michigan, the sponsors of the debate decided to dedicate is to economic issues."