To dedicate something is to give it a special purpose or use. When you dedicate a book to someone, you are saying that you think highly of them and want to honor them by giving them this special book.

  • The library is dedicating a new section to children's books.

  • She dedicated her performance at the memorial service to her father.

Definition of dedicating


To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.


To set apart for a special use


To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action


To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.


To open (a building, for example) to public use.


To show to the public for the first time

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Example Sentences for dedicating

  • 1

    There was a unique dedication towards devotion in their embracement.

  • 2

    These teachers are imbued with the spirit of dedication and devotion.

  • 3

    Most drinkers of Brisk are devoted and dedicated to the iced tea.

  • 4

    His dedication, devotion and obedience to the Master were unparalleled.

  • 5

    It is their dedication to the pursuit of excellence.

  • 6

    It is dedicated to the adoration of the Eucharist.

  • 7

    The Concerto is dedicated to the artist.

  • 8

    The casket is dedicated in Kharoshthi.

  • 9

    The dedication of the church is obscure.

  • 10

    The evening was dedicated to the entertainment.