verb (used with object), ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing.
Origin of dedicate
Examples from the Web for dedicator
The dedicator has apparently in this place been guilty of a strange misconception.The Dance of Death|Francis Douce
The employment of initials in a dedication was a recognised mark of a close friendship or intimacy between patron and dedicator.A Life of William Shakespeare|Sidney Lee
The second was built by Sulla, but the name of Catulus appears as its dedicator, for Sulla died before it was completed.Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)|Plutarch
An inscription on the architrave immediately below the figure of Dionysos furnishes the name and date of the dedicator.
British Dictionary definitions for dedicator
Word Origin for dedicate
Word Origin and History for dedicator
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.