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 If Trump wants to talk to a large and friendly audience, there’s a whole cable network that is overwhelmingly dedicated to producing Trump propaganda. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "To Out-Nixon Nixon," 10 Sep. 2020 In a tearful address to reporters, Gentry said she is dedicated to working toward a better police department but hopes the community can work together to that goal. Taylor Romine And Steve Almasy, CNN, "Louisville names Black woman as new interim police chief," 7 Sep. 2020 The fund is dedicated to providing financial relief to heroes who were harmed or killed as a result of their service during and after the 2001 terror attack. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Disbarred NYS attorney accused of stealing $927G from 9/11 first responder's Victim Compensation Fund reward: DOJ," 4 Sep. 2020 Along with helping soldiers bring animals back to the U.S., Paws of War is also dedicated to rescuing and training dogs and then pairing them with veterans who need therapy animals. Georgia Slater,, "U.S. Soldier Needs Help Bringing Home Two Neglected Kittens She Rescued During Her Deployment," 3 Sep. 2020 However, the virtual programming is not specifically dedicated to the southern sector of Dallas. Carmina Tiscareño, Dallas News, "Community members call for reopening of Oak Cliff Cultural Center," 3 Sep. 2020 Conglomerates such as Starbucks, Apple, and Walmart have dedicated time off for their workers to vote, while Uber and Twitter have given their employees the entire day. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Old Navy Will Pay Its Employees to Work the Polls on Election Day," 1 Sep. 2020 The gear selector knob, volume dial, play/pause, and defrosters are all dedicated hard buttons. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "The Polestar 2 is the First Non-Tesla Electric Car I’d Buy," 1 Sep. 2020 As a physician specializing in internal medicine, Boca Raton’s Dr. Raul Perez-Vazquez says he is dedicated to caring for the community with the goal to practice medicine according to his high ideals. Mort Mazor,, "Boca Raton doctor talks COVID-19′s effects on patients," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dedicated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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