dedicate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdɛdɪkeɪt/
Verb

dedicate (dedicates, present participle dedicating; past and past participle dedicated)

  1. (transitive) To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
  2. (transitive) To set apart for a special use
    dedicated their money to scientific research.
  3. (transitive) To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
    dedicated ourselves to starting our own business.
  4. (transitive) To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
  5. (transitive) To open (a building, for example) to public use.
  6. (transitive) To show to the public for the first time
    dedicate a monument.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: se consacrer, se dévouer
  • German: sich widmen
  • Portuguese: dedicar
  • Russian: посвящать
  • Spanish: dedicarse
Translations Translations
  • French: inaugurer
  • Portuguese: inaugurar
  • Russian: (торже́ственно) открыва́ть
  • Spanish: inaugurar
Translations
  • French: inaugurer
  • Portuguese: inaugurar
  • Russian: (торже́ственно) открыва́ть
  • Spanish: inaugurar
Adjective

dedicate

  1. (obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “Measvre for Measure”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
      Dedicate to nothing temporal.
    • His life is dedicate to worthiness.



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