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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dedicate \Ded"i*cate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dedicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dedicating}.]

1. 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. --2 Sam. viii. 10, 11.

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. --A. Lincoln.

2. 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. --Clarendon.

3. To inscribe or address, as to a patron.

He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the Lord Burghley. --Peacham.

Syn: See {Addict}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

dedicated \dedicated\ adjective

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

Syn: devoted. [WordNet 1.5]

2. zealous in loyalty or affection; as, dedicated nurses.

Syn: devoted. [WordNet 1.5]

3. set apart especially for a higher purpose; as, a life dedicated to science. [Narrower terms: {consecrated (vs. desecrated), consecrate}]

Syn: dedicated to(predicate), devoted to(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dedicated

adjective

1: devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose; "a dedicated dancer"; "dedicated teachers"; "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln [ant: {undedicated}]

2: 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" [syn: {consecrated}, {consecrate}, {dedicated}] [ant: {desecrated}]


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