dedicate

See also: dedícate and dediĉate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛdɪkeɪt/
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VerbEdit

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.
  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.

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TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dedicate (comparative more dedicate, superlative most dedicate)

  1. (obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

dedicate

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

ParticipleEdit

dedicate f pl

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of dedicare

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dēdicāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēdicō