verb (used with object), ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing.
Origin of dedicate
Examples from the Web for dedicating
Satyarthi said he was dedicating the award to all of those he had not yet been able to help.Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History|Nico Hines|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had subsequently tried to win her back, declaring that he was dedicating himself to being a good husband and a good father.Threats Preceded High-Rise Suicide, New York Mom Says|Michael Daly|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In addition, British designers Meadham Kirchoff are dedicating their entire Spring 2013 collection to Ms. Mouse.Condoleezza Rice's Modeling Gig; Minnie Mouse Invades London|The Daily Beast|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My older brother also signed the billion-year contract, dedicating himself to the Sea Org.Scientology’s Sea Org: A Story of Escape for Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise|Abigail Pesta|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
The mother had been convinced of the wrongness of dedicating the little babe, and would give us no trouble.Lotus Buds|Amy Carmichael
IN old times authors were proud of the privilege of dedicating their works to Majesty.Pierre; or The Ambiguities|Herman Melville
The next letter I had from her was to say that she was dedicating one of her later books—a volume of essays—to me.Memoirs of Life and Literature|W. H. Mallock
I shall prove my devout recognition by dedicating to pious works a part of the booty that we shall take at Lavaur.The Iron Pincers|Eugne Sue
My friend and publisher, Mr. J. M. Dent, associates himself with me in dedicating this volume to her memory.The Story of Siena and San Gimignano|Edmund G. Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for dedicating
Word Origin for dedicate
Word Origin and History for dedicating
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.