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dedicate someone or something to someone or something

 
1. to reserve someone or something for the use of someone or something. The manager dedicated new assistants to the exclusive use of the legal department. The committee dedicated a corner in the library to books on agriculture.
2. to pledge someone or something to someone, something, a deity, or religious purposes. The elders dedicated the building to the glory of God. He dedicated himself to the prosecution of justice.

dedicate to

v.
1. To address or inscribe something to someone as a mark of respect or affection: The author dedicated the book to her nephew. This monument is dedicated to prisoners of war.
2. To set something apart for some deity or for religious use; consecrate something: The parish dedicated the new church to St. Peter. The temple was dedicated to Ra, the Egyptian sun god.
3. To set something apart for some special use: The convention organizers have dedicated this table to publishers who want to sell their books. This lane of traffic is dedicated to city buses.
4. To commit someone to some course of thought or action: The candidate dedicated herself to fixing social security. The mayor is dedicated to lowering taxes.
References in classic literature ?
To the fireside fire-eater, therefore (for you have seen me one myself), I dedicate the story of Corporal Connal, Captain Bellingham, the General, Raffles, and myself.
Candy's remarkable-looking assistant, on the sheet of paper which I had vowed to dedicate to Betteredge--until it suddenly occurred to me that here was the irrepressible Ezra Jennings getting in my way again
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln was in Pennsylvania to dedicate a national cemetery at Gettysburg, site of one of the Civil War's key battles.
But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate we cannot hallow - this ground.
While some people might dedicate their lives to care for the ill or help the needy, some people dedicate their lives to influencing business activities they perceive as having potential drastic consequences.
A planned expansion of the center will require approximately $140 million in additional senior lien debt and a portion of the costs of the convention center hotel will be secured by TIF revenues and potentially a subordinate lien pledge on dedicate taxes.