dedicate

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See also: dedícate and dediĉate

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēdicātus, past participle of dēdicō ‎(I dedicate, proclaim), which in turn was formed from and dicō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dedicate ‎(third-person singular simple present dedicates, present participle dedicating, simple past and past participle dedicated)

  1. (transitive) To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
  2. (transitive) To set apart for a special use
    dedicated their money to scientific research.
  3. (transitive) To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
    dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.
  4. (transitive) To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
  5. (transitive) To open (a building, for example) to public use.
  6. (transitive) To show to the public for the first time
    dedicate a monument.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dedicate ‎(comparative more dedicate, superlative most dedicate)

  1. (obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
    • Shakespeare
      Dedicate to nothing temporal.
    • George Henry Calvert
      His life is dedicate to worthiness.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

dedicate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of dedicare
  2. second-person plural imperative of dedicare

Participle[edit]

dedicate f pl

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of dedicare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēdicāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of dēdicō