Dedicate

Definition of Dedicate

Ded´i`cate
p. a.1.Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
v. t.1.To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.
[imp. & p. p. Dedicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dedicating.]
Vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, . . . which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord.
- 2 Sam. viii. 10, 11.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. . . . But in a larger sense we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground.
- A. Lincoln.
2.To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
The profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself.
- Clarendon.
3.To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the Lord Burghley.
- Peacham.

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