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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The ad demonstrates that the Morouns remain dedicated to their own narrow interests regardless of the impact on the broader community. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "A 'new' image for the Morouns? New bridge TV ad demolishes that fantasy," 21 June 2018 Hamas remains dedicated to the Jewish state's demise but is now struggling to co-opt, or harness, a popular and largely non-violent uprising originally organized by ordinary citizens. Cnn Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley, CNN, "Hamas struggles to co-opt Palestinian uprising against Israel," 29 May 2018 Australian Centre for the Moving Image The ACMI is dedicated to everything in Australia that's related to the screen: film, television, digital technology, video games, and art. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums in Melbourne," 26 Sep. 2018 What Seinfeld delivered lives on TV, but even more so in its dedicated fans. Marc Freeman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Seinfeld' Finale at 20: Hidden Tales From the Vault of a Comedian's Bizarro World," 13 May 2018 Entenmann's is giving a year's supply of their doughnuts — along with cash and some swag — to dedicated fans of the holey pastry. Sallee Ann Ruibal,, "Love doughnuts? Enter this contest for a year's supply," 10 May 2018 Now, Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 855 promises those platforms even more enhancements: dedicated logic blocks for digital assistants, revamped camera logic for computer vision, specific gaming boosts. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 Fans will be happy to see that despite such dedicated passion, BTS is now at a place to enjoy themselves too. Jeff Benjamin, Teen Vogue, "BTS's Movie "Burn the Stage" Shows the Group's Unwavering Dedication to Their Music," 20 Nov. 2018 There are three bedrooms and an upstairs room that serves as a dedicated play space for the grandchildren. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "A former California farmhouse redesigned to host the whole family," 31 Oct. 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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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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