dedicate

[ verb ded-i-keyt; adjective ded-i-kit ]
/ verb ˈdɛd ɪˌkeɪt; adjective ˈdɛd ɪ kɪt /
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verb (used with object), ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing.

adjective

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Origin of dedicate

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English (verb and adjective) from Latin dēdicātus, past participle of dēdicāre “to declare, devote,” equivalent to dē- “from, away, out of” + dicāre “to indicate, consecrate,” akin to dīcere “to say, speak”; see de-, dictate)

synonym study for dedicate

1. See devote.

OTHER WORDS FROM dedicate

ded·i·ca·tor, nouno·ver·ded·i·cate, verb (used with object), o·ver·ded·i·cat·ed, o·ver·ded·i·cat·ing.pre·ded·i·cate, verb (used with object), pre·ded·i·cat·ed, pre·ded·i·cat·ing.re·ded·i·cate, verb (used with object), re·ded·i·cat·ed, re·ded·i·cat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for dedicate

British Dictionary definitions for dedicate

dedicate
/ (ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪt) /

verb (tr)

(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

adjective

an archaic word for dedicated

Derived forms of dedicate

dedicatee, noundedicator, noundedicatory (ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtərɪ, ˈdɛdɪkətərɪ, -trɪ) or dedicative, adjective

Word Origin for dedicate

C15: from Latin dēdicāre to announce, from dicāre to make known, variant of dīcere to say
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