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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As the band became critically acclaimed by colleagues and critics through the 1990s and 2000s, even the Coup’s most dedicated fans didn’t know Riley had filmmaking aspirations. Peter Hartlaub,, "Rapper Boots Riley finds his place behind camera with ‘Sorry to Bother You’," 30 June 2018 Some events draw crowds; others only the most dedicated. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Local bicyclist organizes '100 Days of Biking' hoping to get others to share the journey," 17 June 2018 After not inducting a 2017 class, the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame will honor five of the area's most dedicated tennis enthusiasts and stand-out players on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Western & Southern Open. Scott Springer,, "New quintet to enter Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame," 15 June 2018 Obsession -- loving or poisonous -- has helped fuel the most dedicated fan bases, whose fervor is craved and cultivated by billion-dollar brands. CBS News, "Racist, misogynistic messages show dark side of "Star Wars" fandom," 9 June 2018 The Amazon partnership also is bringing in new or lapsed customers, instead of just spurring repeat visits from the store’s most dedicated shoppers, Grom said. Samantha Bomkamp,, "Retailers bring the wolf, Amazon, into the henhouse. Is it smart?," 11 May 2018 The race has been a battle of who can be the most dedicated Trump supporter and exemplifies the extent to which the Republican party has coalesced around their president. Adam Levy, CNN, "Election Day in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina: What to watch," 8 May 2018 One of the most dedicated change agents in the fashion industry, Maria Cornejo, 55, is also a pioneer of the downtown New York fashion scene. Deborah Needleman, New York Times, "The Independent Women’s Designers Having a Big Moment," 7 May 2018 Even amid the current obsession with high-end dad sneakers, some of the most dedicated sneakerheads are eschewing more expensive kicks for Vans’ minimalist silhouette. John Vorwald, GQ, "How Vans Got Everyone Wearing Vans Again," 4 May 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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