ded·​i·​cat·​ed ˈde-di-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce dedicated (audio)
 also  ˈde-ˌdē-
: devoted to a cause, ideal, or purpose : zealous
a dedicated scholar
a novelist with a dedicated following
: 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
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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Word History


see dedicate entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dedicated was circa 1600

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“Dedicated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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