- wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal: a dedicated artist.
- set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose: We don't need a computer but a dedicated word processor.
- (of machine parts, electrical components, hardware, etc.) made or designed to interconnect exclusively with one model or a limited range of models in a manufacturer's line: The new tractors use only high-priced dedicated accessories.
Origin of dedicated
[verb ded-i-keyt; adjective ded-i-kit]
- to set apart and consecrate to a deity or to a sacred purpose: The ancient Greeks dedicated many shrines to Aphrodite.
- to devote wholly and earnestly, as to some person or purpose: He dedicated his life to fighting corruption.
- to offer formally (a book, piece of music, etc.) to a person, cause, or the like in testimony of affection or respect, as on a prefatory page.
- (loosely) to inscribe a personal signature on (a book, drawing, etc., that is one's own work), usually with a salutation addressing the recipient.
- to mark the official completion or opening of (a public building, monument, highway, etc.), usually by formal ceremonies.
- to set aside for or assign to a specific function, task, or purpose: The county health agency has dedicated one inspector to monitor conditions in nursing homes.
Origin of dedicate
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2. commit, pledge, consecrate.
1. See devote.
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Examples from the Web for dedicated
Luckily enough I have this dedicated flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
The ancient Egyptian festival of Wepet Renpet (“opening of the year”) was not just a time of rebirth—it was dedicated to drinking.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
We are committed to the community, dedicated to progress, and policing with respect.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
In keeping with the facade, Williams showed himself to be dedicated preacher who “knows his scripture.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
Monis seems to have been both and dedicated to his psychotic beliefs.The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical
December 16, 2014
He has made a speech, and dedicated it to German fame for ever.
Kemp, the clown of his company, knew her, and dedicated a book to her rather familiarly.The Man Shakespeare
This building was dedicated to the use of the society, March 18, 1871.
The monument was dedicated July 28th, 1867, at the maple grove, in the park.Cleveland Past and Present
It is to the memory of the original volunteers of August, 1914, that this book is dedicated.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
- devoted to a particular purpose or causea dedicated man
- assigned or allocated to a particular project, function, etca dedicated transmission line; dedicated parking space
- computing designed to fulfil one functiona dedicated microprocessor
- (often foll by to) to devote (oneself, one's time, etc) wholly to a special purpose or cause; commit wholeheartedly or unreservedly
- (foll by to) to address or inscribe (a book, artistic performance, etc) to a person, cause, etc as a token of affection or respect
- (foll by to) to request or play (a record) on radio for another person as a greeting
- to assign or allocate to a particular project, function, etc
- to set apart for a deity or for sacred uses; consecrate
- an archaic word for dedicated
C15: from Latin dēdicāre to announce, from dicāre to make known, variant of dīcere to say
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Word Origin and History for dedicated
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