|Origin:||dedicare, from dicare 'to say publicly'|
to give all your attention and effort to one particular thing
dedicate yourself/your life to something
The actress now dedicates herself to children's charity work.
to say at the beginning of a book or film, or before a piece of music, that it has been written, made, or performed for someone that you love or respect
dedicate something to somebody
The book was dedicated to her husband.
to state in an official ceremony that a building will be given someone's name in order to show respect for them
to use a place, time, money etc only for a particular purpose
dedicate something to/for something
The company dedicated $50,000 for the study.