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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dedicate (adjective)
- dedicated
dedicate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to devote to the worship of a divine being , specifically to set apart (a church) to sacred uses with solemn rites
2.
a) to set apart to a definite use - money dedicated to their vacation fund
b) to commit to a goal or way of life - ready to dedicate his life to public service
3.
to inscribe or address by way of compliment - dedicate a book to a friend
4.
to open to public use devote
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dedicate (verb)
to keep or intend for a special purpose
SYNONIMS:
allocate, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set by
RELATED WORDS:
bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust ( intrust); apply, bestow, employ, use
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse
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