dedicate to


dedicate to
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "dedicate to":
present tense I/you/we/they dedicate to he/she/it dedicates to present participle dedicating to past tense dedicated to past participle dedicated to
1) to spend your time and effort doing something
dedicate something to something:

Andy wants to dedicate more time to his hobbies.

dedicate something to doing something:

This woman has dedicated her whole life to helping others.

dedicate yourself to something:

He dedicated himself to academic work.

2)
a) dedicate something to someone to say at the beginning of something such as a book or song that it has been written for a person you love or admire

Lynne has dedicated the novel to her friend Norma.

b) to say at an official ceremony that a new building will have a special connection with a particular person as a sign of admiration or respect for them

a church dedicated to Saint Francis

3) dedicate something to something to use space, time, or money for a particular thing

The newspaper dedicated three whole pages to pictures of the princess.


English dictionary. 2014.

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