Origin of dedicate
Middle English, from Latin dedicatus, past participle of dedicare to dedicate, from de- + dicare to proclaim, dedicate — more at diction
First Known Use: 14th century
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Simple Definition of dedicate
: to officially make (something) a place for honoring or remembering a person, event, etc.
Full Definition of dedicate
1 : to devote to the worship of a divine being; specifically : to set apart (a church) to sacred uses with solemn rites
2 a : to set apart to a definite use <money dedicated to their vacation fund> b : to commit to a goal or way of life <ready to dedicate his life to public service>
3 : to inscribe or address by way of compliment <dedicate a book to a friend>
4 : to open to public use
Examples of dedicate
The new park was dedicated today.
<a young attorney who has decided to dedicate her career to helping the poor receive justice>
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