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[ ded-i-key-tid ]


  1. wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal:

    a dedicated artist.

  2. set apart or reserved for a specific use or purpose:

    dedicated lanes for self-driving cars.

  3. (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.


/ ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪtɪd /


  1. devoted to a particular purpose or cause

    a dedicated man

  2. assigned or allocated to a particular project, function, etc

    a dedicated transmission line

    dedicated parking space

  3. computing designed to fulfil one function

    a dedicated microprocessor

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Other Words From

  • ded·i·cat·ed·ly adverb
  • non·ded·i·cat·ed adjective
  • self-ded·i·cat·ed adjective
  • un·ded·i·cat·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dedicated1

First recorded in 1590–1600; dedicate + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

I zone out in the process of taking the sunflower seeds apart, bringing me to a plane of consciousness shared by dedicated fly fishers, knitters, and meditators.

From Eater

Change is always hard and requires daily commitment, but we as a company are dedicated to doing the work.

From Fortune

It also launched a business designed to help companies manage an ecosystem of millions of connected sensors and devices, in part through dedicated software that Arm would maintain.

From Fortune

OZY is always dedicated to bringing you what’s new and next, with fresh perspectives to get you out of our bubble and out of your comfort zone — and it’s more important now than ever.

From Ozy

We found some great options for the dedicated home chef, to perfect their cooking, baking and grilling.

“There are more dedicated sites for transgenders and admirers,” he said.

Luckily enough I have this dedicated flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.

The ancient Egyptian festival of Wepet Renpet (“opening of the year”) was not just a time of rebirth—it was dedicated to drinking.

We are committed to the community, dedicated to progress, and policing with respect.

In keeping with the facade, Williams showed himself to be dedicated preacher who “knows his scripture.”

The work is dedicated to Humphrey King, a tobacconist, and is full of curious sayings in regard to the plant.

In a more than usually quiet street, upon the edge of the town, stands the old church of Godalming, dedicated to SS.

The first and eldest parish is that of St. Sebastian; the church dedicated to whom is the royal chapel, the only one I saw to-day.

Balakirev—to whom the work was dedicated—did not admire it, and his feelings were shared by the rest of the Invincible Band.

Once only since the earth has revolved round the sun have parents ardently wished to have a son's life dedicated to poetry.


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