(adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.


1. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

Similar word(s): commit, consecrate, devote, give

Definition categories: communication, apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building

- The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes

Definition categories: social, inaugurate

3. inscribe or address by way of compliment

- She dedicated her book to her parents

Definition categories: communication, give, render

4. set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

Definition categories: cognition, assign, specify

Sentences with dedicate as a verb:

- dedicated their money to scientific research.

- dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.

- dedicate a monument.