dedicate VERB 1) devote to a particular subject, task, or purpose. 2) address (a book) to a person as a sign of respect or affection. 3) ceremonially assign (a church or other building) to a deity or saint.
DERIVATIVES dedicatee noun dedicator noun dedicatory adjective.
ORIGIN Latin dedicare 'devote or consecrate' .

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