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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The project will provide dedicated right-turn lanes from Cinco Ranch Boulevard to SH eastbound to southbound and westbound to northbound. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Engineer hired for Cinco Ranch Boulevard project," 16 June 2019 But this dedicated team is not concerned with odds or opinions. Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "Bermuda a Small Gold Cup First-Timer With Big Visions," 14 June 2019 Suzuki showed off a new trailer that revealed some story details sure to please dedicated Shenmue fans hungry for breadcrumbs of information about anything to do with the game. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Watch the biggest reveals from E3 2019's PC Gaming Show," 10 June 2019 The company built a dedicated sales team in Europe as part of its international expansion. Maria Armental, WSJ, "SVMK Turns to New CFO to Help Drive Growth," 3 June 2019 In time, a small but dedicated crew of friends, veterans and former classmates joined his crusade. San Diego Union-Tribune, "They vowed to be friends for life. When one died at war, the other fought years to bring him home," 3 May 2019 Gayle is 100 percent dedicated to working with students in her classroom, to reach their full individual potential each and every day. Shirley Macfarland,, "The ribs will soon be grilling at City Club’s Rib Burnoff: Strong Points," 6 June 2019 The final episodes of Freefrom's Shadowhunters are only weeks away, but fans of the series remain as dedicated to the show as ever. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Shadowhunters" Fans Created Their Own Promo for the Show's Final Episodes," 9 Jan. 2019 In 1983, Bridges founded the End Hunger Network, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding children globally. Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Seattle Times, "Upbeat and energetic, Bridges accepts Globes’ DeMille honor," 7 Jan. 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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to take the place or position of

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