ded·​i·​cat·​ed | \ ˈde-di-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce dedicated (audio) also ˈde-ˌdē- \

Definition of dedicated

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

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Other Words from dedicated

dedicatedly adverb

Examples of dedicated in a Sentence

a dedicated follower of the television show who wouldn't dream of missing an episode
Recent Examples on the Web Most weather maps are dedicated to showing us only one variable, though, like current temperatures or upper-level winds. Dennis Mersereau, Outside Online, "How to Read a Surface Weather Map," 15 Oct. 2020 And just like Republican politicians, the conservative justices are dedicated to preserving the right's minority rule. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "Supreme Court Justices Are Politicians, Too," 14 Oct. 2020 It is now dedicated to the preservation of Newburyport’s maritime history. Hannah Selinger, WSJ, "Welcome to Newburyport, Where Million-Dollar Homes Are Flying Off the Shelves," 14 Oct. 2020 About 45 percent of an energy bill is dedicated to heating a home. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "What is your thermostat set to in the fall and winter? Here's what Cincinnatians had to say," 12 Oct. 2020 Her decades-long career is also dedicated to the study of star formation. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meet the Women Who Won Nobel Prizes This Year," 9 Oct. 2020 The USA TODAY Fact Check team is dedicated to verifying claims and fighting misinformation. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: What's true and what's false about Ruth Bader Ginsburg," 25 Sep. 2020 Outside of flying, Long was an outdoorsman and dedicated family man, Cusick said. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "What we know about Carmel teens killed in weekend plane crash," 22 Sep. 2020 The proposal was opposed by a small but dedicated group of neighborhood activists and volunteers. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "A group of 1970s activists saved Minneapolis' Milwaukee Avenue from the wrecking ball," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of dedicated

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dedicated

see dedicate entry 1

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The first known use of dedicated was circa 1600

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21 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dedicated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dedicated

: having very strong support for or loyalty to a person, group, cause, etc.
technical : used only for one particular purpose

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