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Definition 1: the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his long commitment to public service
  • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

Synonyms for dedication in the sense of this definition

(dedication is a kind of ...) joint operation or action

"their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

(... is a kind of dedication ) loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

(... is a kind of dedication ) a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)

"his consecration to study"

(... is a kind of dedication ) commitment to some purpose

"the devotion of his time and wealth to science"

(... is a kind of dedication ) the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

(... is a kind of dedication ) loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

"keep the faith" "they broke faith with their investors"

Definition 2: complete and wholehearted fidelity - [noun denoting attribute]

(dedication is a kind of ...) the quality of being faithful

Definition 3: a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dedication in the sense of this definition

(dedication is a kind of ...) a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled

"he sent a three-word message"

(dedication belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

(dedication belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 4: a message that makes a pledge - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dedication in the sense of this definition

(dedication is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of dedication ) a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

(... is a kind of dedication ) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)

(... is a kind of dedication ) a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

(... is a kind of dedication ) a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

"an assurance of help when needed" "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

Definition 5: a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose - [noun denoting event]

(dedication is a kind of ...) a formal event performed on a special occasion

"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of dedication ) a new dedication

"the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem"

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