1. [ verb ] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Synonyms: devote commit give consecrate

"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

Related terms: use implement rededicate vow apply sacrifice give dedication commitment consecration idolatry dedication
2. [ verb ] inscribe or address by way of compliment

"She dedicated her book to her parents"

Related terms: give inscribe dedication
3. [ verb ] open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building

"The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and bursing homes"

Related terms: inaugurate dedication
4. [ verb ] set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
Related terms: assign dedication
Similar spelling:   dedicated