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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dedicated 
  adj  1:  devoted  to  a  cause  or  ideal  or  purpose;  "a  dedicated 
  dancer";  "dedicated  teachers";  "dedicated  to  the 
  proposition  that  all  men  are  created  equal"-  A.Lincoln 
  [ant:  {undedicated}] 
  2:  solemnly  dedicated  to  or  set  apart  for  a  high  purpose;  "a 
  life  consecrated  to  science";  "the  consecrated  chapel";  "a 
  chapel  dedicated  to  the  dead  of  World  War  II"  [syn:  {consecrated}, 
  {consecrate}]  [ant:  {desecrated}] 




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