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dedicate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dedicate

  1. to keep or intend for a special purpose a young attorney who has decided to dedicate her career to helping the poor receive justice Synonyms of dedicate allocate, consecrate, devote, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set byWords Related to dedicate bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms of dedicate ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

Synonym Discussion of dedicate

devote, dedicate, consecrate, hallow mean to set apart for a special and often higher end. devote is likely to imply compelling motives and often attachment to an objective.
    • devoted his evenings to study
dedicate implies solemn and exclusive devotion to a sacred or serious use or purpose.
    • dedicated her life to medical research
consecrate stresses investment with a solemn or sacred quality.
    • consecrate a church to the worship of God
hallow, often differing little from dedicate or consecrate, may distinctively imply an attribution of intrinsic sanctity.
    • battlegrounds hallowed by the blood of patriots


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