1 often foll by: to to devote (oneself, one's time, etc.) wholly to a special purpose or cause; commit wholeheartedly or unreservedly
2 foll by: to to address or inscribe (a book, artistic performance, etc.) to a person, cause, etc. as a token of affection or respect
3 foll by: to to request or play (a record) on radio for another person as a greeting
4 to assign or allocate to a particular project, function, etc.
5 to set apart for a deity or for sacred uses; consecrate
6 an archaic word for →
(C15: from Latin dedicare to announce, from dicare to make known, variant of dicere to say)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 commit, devote, give over to, pledge, surrender
2 address, assign, inscribe, offer
3 bless, consecrate, hallow, sanctify, set apart
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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