dedicate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To set apart for a deity or for religious functions; consecrate.
    • To set apart for a special use: dedicated their money to systematic analysis.
    • To devote (oneself) to a particular length of thought or action: devoted ourselves to beginning our very own company. See Synonyms at devote.
    • to deal with or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or love.
    • To open (a building, for example) to public use.
    • showing to your public for the first time: commit a monument.
    • to create apart and consecrate, regarding a divinity, or for sacred uses; to dedicate formally and solemnly.
    • To dedicate, set aside, or give-up, as one's self, to a duty or solution.
    • To inscribe or deal with, as to a patron.
  • verb:
    • setting apart for a deity and for religious functions; consecrate.
    • To set apart for a particular usage
    • To devote (oneself) to a specific length of idea or action
    • to deal with or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of value or love.
    • To open (a building, including) to community usage.
    • to exhibit toward general public for the first time
    • open to general public usage, as of a highway, park, or creating
    • put apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
    • give completely to a specific individual, activity, or cause
    • inscribe or address through praise
  • adjective:
    • Dedicated; put apart; committed; consecrated.
  • others:
    • To set aside and consecrate to a deity or to a sacred purpose; spend on a sacred usage by a solemn act or by religious ceremonies.
    • To dedicate with solemnity or serious purpose, concerning some person or end; ergo, to devote, use, or put aside as a whole.
    • To inscribe or deal with (a literary or music composition) to a patron, friend, or public personality, in testimony of value or affection, or even recommend the work to their defense and benefit: since, to commit a novel.
    • In law, to devote (home, as land) to public usage.
    • Consecrated; devoted; appropriated.

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