dedicate to

phrasal verb

dedicated to; dedicating to; dedicates to
1
: to decide that (something) will be used for (a special purpose) : to use (time, money, energy, attention, etc.) for (something)
She dedicates 10 percent of each paycheck to her savings.
He dedicated his life/time to helping the poor.
After graduating from college, he dedicated himself to his career.
2
: to say that (a book, song, etc.) was written or is being performed to honor or express affection for (someone)
She dedicated her first novel to her father.
I would like to dedicate this next song to my mother.

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“Dedicate to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dedicate%20to. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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