re·​ded·​i·​cate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈde-di-ˌkāt also -ˈde-ˌdē- How to pronounce rededicate (audio) \
rededicated; rededicating; rededicates

Definition of rededicate

transitive verb

to dedicate (someone or something) again or anew: such as
a : to commit (oneself, one's life, etc.) anew to a cause, enterprise, or activity He has told friends that he will rededicate himself to medicine …People
b : to change the official name of (something) as a way of honoring or remembering someone or something rededicated the gymnasium in honor of the late coach

Other Words from rededicate

rededication \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌde-​di-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce rededication (audio) \ noun, plural rededications
What began as a glorious evening for Louisville, with the rededication of Freedom Hall (newly expanded to 19,000 seats) … , ended on a sour note. — Roger Jackson

First Known Use of rededicate

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Rededicate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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