verb (used with object), ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing.
Origin of dedicate
Examples from the Web for dedicate
Decide as a family to share cooking responsibilities and dedicate enough time for healthy meals.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans|Brandon Presser|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps Ham will dedicate a plank in the replica ark to his bowtied benefactor.The Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate Was a Nightmare for Science|Michael Schulson|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During his college days at Boston University, he decided to dedicate his life to comedy.Meet Marc Maron: the Comedic Podcast Giant on His New IFC Show & More|Jean Trinh|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now the correspondents brazenly asked the president for permission to “dedicate it to your excellency.”How a Racist Newspaper Defeated Lincoln in New York in the 1864 Election|Harold Holzer|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Oftentimes, people need to refocus and dedicate more time to real-life interactions.‘Disconnect’: A New Film About Cyberbullying, Identity Theft, and Porn|Marlow Stern|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nor must you suppose that the humble duties to which I dedicate my life give no scope for passion.Letters of Two Brides|Honore de Balzac
For years past I have been at work collecting notes for this book which I have decided to dedicate to you.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie
Ted told of his love for the Mahela, and of a heart-rooted desire to dedicate his life to helping people enjoy it.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
You must take Christ's yoke upon you and dedicate yourselves to Him.
But I can dedicate my mind and heart and will and limbs to God.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for dedicate
Word Origin for dedicate
Word Origin and History for dedicate
early 15c. (of churches), from Latin dedicatus, past participle of dedicare "consecrate, proclaim, affirm, set apart," from de- "away" (see de-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Dedicated "devoted to one's aims or vocation" is first attested 1944.