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

transitive verb

: to dedicate (someone or something) again or anew: such as
: 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
: 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
rededication 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

Examples of rededicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since playing four consecutive road games to finish December, the Trojans have rededicated themselves to sharing the ball during practice. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2024 Although The Santa Clauses began with the assertion that Tim Allen's Scott Calvin was ready to hang up the red coat and step down as Santa, the season 1 finale saw the character rededicate himself to Christmas — now with his whole family along for the ride. Ew Staff,, 8 Sep. 2023 But council member Canek Aguirre (D) suggested that preserving any Confederate street names — or even rededicating them — loses sight of the message that those names convey to the city’s Black residents. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2024 Now that he’s rededicated himself to the Whigs, he’s chosen to look back on the Singers, which turned out to be an equally meaningful artistic conduit. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 The shooting happened outside of the Rio Arriba County Clerk’s Office after an altercation where a Juan de Oñate statue was supposed to be rededicated, according to NBC affiliate KOB. Doha Madani, NBC News, 28 Sep. 2023 Boston College High School, a Jesuit Catholic school, is rededicating its original building on Morrissey Boulevard named after the school’s founder, John McElroy, in light of his ties to slavery. Sahar Fatima,, 1 Sep. 2023 The dropoff resulted in Bourne rededicating himself to an offseason program designed to produce improved statistics in 2023. oregonlive, 22 Aug. 2023 Partly in response to Evans’s death in 1980 as a result of drug abuse, Mr. Bennett swore off cocaine and other drugs and rededicated himself to singing. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rededicate was in 1611

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“Rededicate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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