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dedicate  


      vb   tr  
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  
      adj  
6       an archaic word for       dedicated  
     (C15: from Latin dedicare to announce, from dicare to make known, variant of dicere to say)  
  dedicatee      n  
  dedicator      n  
  dedicatory  
  dedicative      adj  
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dedicate  

1    commit, devote, give over to, pledge, surrender  
2    address, assign, inscribe, offer  
3    bless, consecrate, hallow, sanctify, set apart  

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