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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dedicate  \Ded"i*cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dedicated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dedicating}.] 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Addict}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dedicate  \Ded"i*cate\,  p.  a.  [L.  dedicatus  p.  p.  of  dedicare  to 
  affirm,  to  dedicate;  de-  +  dicare  to  declare,  dedicate;  akin 
  to  dicere  to  say  See  {Diction}.] 
  Dedicated;  set  apart;  devoted;  consecrated.  ``Dedicate  to 
  nothing  temporal.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Devoted;  consecrated;  addicted. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dedicate 
  v  1:  furnish  or  contribute;  "She  committed  herself  to  the  work  of 
  God";  "give  one's  talents  to  a  good  cause"  [syn:  {give}, 
  {commit},  {devote}] 
  2:  open  to  public  use  as  of  a  highway,  park,  or  building;  "The 
  Beauty  Queen  spends  her  time  dedicating  parks  and  bursing 
  homes" 
  3:  inscribe  or  address  by  way  of  compliment;  "She  dedicated 
  her  book  to  her  parents" 
  4:  set  apart  to  sacred  uses  with  solemn  rites,  of  a  church 




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