dedicated

adjective
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 Even as DJs and producers, many of them influenced by him, have ascended to headline-grabbing star status in the last 10 years, Shadow remains dedicated to the sounds of the sidelines. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "DJ Shadow Talks Universal Music Fire Losses and Why It's a 'Pathetic Age'," 21 Nov. 2019 Jack was dedicated to promoting the medical history of the college, UC Medical Center, university, and Cincinnati community through his involvement with the Winkler Center. Barbara Aras And Jerry Galvin, Cincinnati.com, "Remembering well-known hand surgeon, Dr. John McDonough," 21 Nov. 2019 Some area organizations, however, are dedicated to giving back to the community and welcome assistance in their missions. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Thanksgiving: Opportunities in Orlando to give back," 20 Nov. 2019 And, of course, the classic Top Ten sneaker was dedicated to legendary Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, with lightsaber-blue detailing. Alex Warner, EW.com, "The new Adidas x Star Wars sneaker collab is out of this world," 2 Nov. 2019 Also, the Monsters have a separate, dedicated locker room. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Cavs create state-of-the-art locker room at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse," 28 Sep. 2019 Even the statehouse’s daily working conditions have been transformed: Previously, nursing mothers had to use a bathroom in the building’s basement, but today there is a dedicated room for them. Valla Vakili, Quartz at Work, "The future of work will be far less frightening when there’s more women in AI," 25 Sep. 2019 The fund was created by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, and works to create Reading Rooms dedicated to combating illiteracy and promoting leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Six Carson Reading Rooms to open in North County," 18 Sep. 2019 Harcombe House includes dedicated therapy rooms and areas to better facilitate support for its beneficiaries — particularly those dealing with mental health issues. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "The Meaningful Reason Prince William Is Asking People to Start Texting More," 9 Sep. 2019

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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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27 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Dedicated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dedicated. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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dedicated

adjective
How to pronounce dedicated (audio)

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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