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Definition 1: set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church - [verb of cognition]

(dedicate is a kind of ...) select something or someone for a specific purpose

"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

Definition 2: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause - [verb of communication]

Samples where dedicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She committed herself to the work of God
  • give one's talents to a good cause
  • consecrate your life to the church

Synonyms for dedicate in the sense of this definition

(dedicate is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

(... is a kind of dedicate ) dedicate to a deity by a vow

(... is a kind of dedicate ) dedicate anew

"They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"

(... is a kind of dedicate ) apply oneself to

"Please apply yourself to your homework"

(dedicate has a similar meaning as ...) offer in good faith

"He gave her his word"

(dedicate has a similar meaning as ...) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Definition 3: inscribe or address by way of compliment - [verb of communication]

Samples where dedicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dedicated her book to her parents

(dedicate is a kind of ...) bestow

"give homage" "render thanks"

(... is a kind of dedicate ) address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication

Samples where dedicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(dedicate is a kind of ...) commence officially

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