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 How can companies bring back the magic that makes employees excited and dedicated to their work? Nell Derick Debevoise, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Other highlights of the festival include retrospectives dedicated to Sydney Pollack and legendary French filmmaker Gilles Grangier, as well as masterclasses with award-winning film composer Philippe Sarde and French New Wave icon Bulle Ogier. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 8 Oct. 2021 Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, and Tony Shalhoub are among those dialed up to 100 and completely dedicated to the over-the-top tone, violence, and treatment of this true story. Derek Lawrence,, 6 Oct. 2021 Bahsin remained dedicated to the women’s movement even in the face of personal struggles., 5 Oct. 2021 The interested party was Tim Duffy of Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving music of the American South. Matthew Leimkuehler, USA Today, 30 Sep. 2021 With exhibits and year-round screenings, as well as workshops on filmmaking and film history, the museum is the largest of its kind dedicated to the medium. Essence, 29 Sep. 2021 These are the top 50 people with monuments dedicated to them, according to Monument Lab’s national audit. Diana Budds, Curbed, 29 Sep. 2021 The most vocal and determined person dedicated to preservation of her home studio was the late and very great Debbie Reynolds. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021

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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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22 Oct 2021

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“Dedicated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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