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

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That account, which is now solely dedicated to Prince William and Kate Middleton, garnered an extra 200,000 followers or so after the launch of @sussexroyal. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Amassed More Than 2.6 Million Instagram Followers in Just 24 Hours," 3 Apr. 2019 In an effort to concentrate even further, Pearson recently renovated her detached guesthouse to create a dedicated studio space. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "Victoria Pearson Doesn't Use Color In Her Home For A Fascinating Reason," 9 Jan. 2019 In many ways, Siriano sounds like the perfect fit for Blair's project, as his line has always been dedicated to making inclusive fashion for everyone. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Christian Siriano Just Responded to Selma Blair's Accessible Fashion Line Idea," 9 Mar. 2019 After many seasons of The Voice, dedicated fans understand that the coaches play a huge role in the show. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "‘The Voice’ Coach Blake Shelton Has a Quirky Habit That Everyone's Talking About," 5 Mar. 2019 Memorial Sloan Kettering–that is putting rare cancers at the forefront, and raising dedicated research funding for those clinical trials. Sarah Klein,, "Professional Runner Gabe Grunewald Has Stage 4 Cancer, But She's Not Giving Up Racing," 12 June 2018 The mower can be equipped with dedicated mulching blades or blades for bagging. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Cub Cadet CC 600 Is a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower That Means Business," 5 Mar. 2019 Just because your home may not have a dedicated guest room doesn't mean hosting friends or family is out of the question. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Believe It: This Small Ottoman Turns Into A Sofa Bed," 25 Jan. 2019 So many wonderfully talented, dedicated, fierce and kind people came together to make this movie. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton's "The Sun is Also a Star"," 6 Feb. 2019

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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.
technical : used only for one particular purpose

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