ded·​i·​cat·​ed | \ˈde-di-ˌkā-təd 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

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UT-Austin policy bans handguns from high-risk parts of campus such as laboratories with dangerous chemicals or areas dedicated to health care. Matthew Choi, star-telegram, "Guns chill free speech, UT Austin professors will argue at federal appeals court," 11 July 2018 Following an apology tour, Paul released a glossy video dedicated to suicide awareness before returning to vlogging such high-quality content as tasing a dead rat and treating a live koi fish like a toy boat. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Logan Paul is filming a documentary about his controversial 2018," 5 July 2018 Perhaps the most dedicated researcher was Michelle McNamara, a true-crime blogger in Los Angeles who died in April 2016. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "So-Called Golden State Killer Captured, Authorities Say," 25 Apr. 2018 Gannon also wants to change state law to allow highway districts to spend as much as 25 percent of registration fee money on public transportation infrastructure, such as dedicated bus lanes. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Ada County drivers, you subsidize big trucks — even though they damage roads more.," 11 July 2018 Many Lakers fans remain dedicated to Kobe Bryant and refuse to accept James as the new face of L.A. Jenna West,, "Artist Paints Over LeBron James 'King of LA' Mural After Repeated Vandalism," 11 July 2018 The majority of the band’s nearly three-hour performance on Saturday was dedicated to such vintage hits, counterbalanced with comedy bits, guest spots, gratuitous solos, and what can be best described as an extended karaoke segment. Drew Lazor,, "Foo Fighters go old school at the BB&T Pavilion on their Concrete and Gold tour," 8 July 2018 Build your own pasta Mornings are dedicated to cold brew coffee, lattes and Americanos paired with baked goods like muffins, cinnamon rolls and biscotti. azcentral, "Italian restaurant Maui Pasta in Scottsdale is a story of love, loss, pasta," 6 July 2018 After the Voyagers, NASA was eager to send dedicated probes back to Jupiter and Saturn to better explore those complex worlds and their dozens of intriguing moons that the Voyagers had observed. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Inside the all-American voyage to the last world in the Solar System," 3 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dedicated

: having very strong support for or loyalty to a person, group, cause, etc.

: used only for one particular purpose

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