dedicated

adjective

ded·​i·​cat·​ed ˈde-di-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce dedicated (audio)
 also  ˈde-ˌdē-
1
: devoted to a cause, ideal, or purpose : zealous
a dedicated scholar
a novelist with a dedicated following
2
: given over to a particular purpose
a dedicated Web server
The fees would be put into a dedicated fund for rebates that go directly to households and employers …Tim Brennan and Marc Breslow
dedicatedly adverb

Example Sentences

a dedicated follower of the television show who wouldn't dream of missing an episode
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Word History

Etymology

see dedicate entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dedicated was circa 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Dedicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dedicated. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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