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English verb: dedicate

1. dedicate (communication) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

SamplesShe committed herself to the work of God.
Give one's talents to a good cause.
Consecrate your life to the church.

Synonymscommit, consecrate, devote, give

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

Narrower (hyponym)apply, consecrate, rededicate, vow

Verb groupgive, give, sacrifice

2. dedicate (social) open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building

SamplesThe Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)inaugurate, kick off

3. dedicate (communication) inscribe or address by way of compliment

SamplesShe dedicated her book to her parents.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give, render

Narrower (hyponym)inscribe

4. dedicate (cognition) set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)assign, set apart, specify

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