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Dedicated vs. Dedicate

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Dedicatedadjective

Devoted; loyal; conscientious.

Dedicateverb

(transitive) To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.

Dedicatedadjective

Used or intended for a particular purpose

Dedicateverb

(transitive) To set apart for a special use

‘dedicated their money to scientific research.’;

Dedicatedverb

past participle of dedicate

Dedicateverb

(transitive) To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action

‘dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.’;

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Dedicated

wholly committed to a purpose or cause; as, a dedicated musician.

Dedicateverb

(transitive) To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.

Dedicated

zealous in loyalty or affection; as, dedicated nurses.

Dedicateverb

(transitive) To open (a building, for example) to public use.

Dedicated

set apart especially for a higher purpose; as, a life dedicated to science.

Dedicateverb

(transitive) To show to the public for the first time

‘dedicate a monument.’;

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Dedicatedadjective

devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose;

‘a dedicated dancer’; ‘dedicated teachers’; ‘dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal’;

Dedicateadjective

(obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.

Dedicatedadjective

solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose;

‘a life consecrated to science’; ‘the consecrated chapel’; ‘a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II’;

Dedicate

Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.

Dedicatedadjective

devoted to a task or purpose

‘a team of dedicated doctors’;

Dedicateverb

To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.

‘Vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, . . . which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord.’; ‘We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. . . . But in a larger sense we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground.’;

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Dedicatedadjective

exclusively allocated to or intended for a particular purpose

‘a dedicated high-speed rail link from the Channel Tunnel’;

Dedicateverb

To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.

‘The profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself.’;

Dedicateverb

To inscribe or address, as to a patron.

‘He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the Lord Burghley.’;

Dedicateverb

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;

‘She committed herself to the work of God’; ‘give one's talents to a good cause’; ‘consecrate your life to the church’;

Dedicateverb

open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building;

‘The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes’;

Dedicateverb

inscribe or address by way of compliment;

‘She dedicated her book to her parents’;

Dedicateverb

set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

Dedicateverb

devote (time or effort) to a particular task or purpose

‘Joan has dedicated her life to animals’;

Dedicateverb

devote (something) to a particular subject

‘volume four is dedicated to wasps’;

Dedicateverb

cite or nominate (a book or other artistic work) as being issued or performed in someone's honour

‘the novel is dedicated to the memory of my mother’;

Dedicateverb

formally open or unveil (a building or monument)

‘today the President dedicates the new Second World War memorial in Washington’;

Dedicateverb

ceremonially assign (a church or other building) to a deity or saint

‘the parish church is dedicated to St Paul’;

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