dedicate (someone or something) to (someone or something)

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dedicate (someone or something) to (someone or something)

1. To devote oneself to a particular course of action. Once I had recovered from my injury, I dedicated myself to training for the marathon again.
2. To allocate someone or something to a particular cause. Luckily, Carrie dedicated these interns to us, so the mailing shouldn't take all day.
3. To show one's affection for someone by naming them, as at the beginning of a book. Of course I dedicated my novel to wife, to show my appreciation for her unwavering support.
4. To commit or pledge something to a religious entity or intention. Our church recently dedicated a beautiful shrine to Mary.
See also: dedicate, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: dedicate, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: dedicate, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The carriage pulled up abruptly in the middle of Whitehall before a large building dedicated to one of our Government offices.
Volunteers have restored a memorial bench dedicated to one of their group's long-time supporters.
"Harana" at the Hippodrome Bar & Lounge of Winford Manila Resort & Casino (WMRC) on March 30 is dedicated to one of the most celebrated music ministries and high school singing groups in the Philippines.
'Each month will be dedicated to one wilayat of the governorate.'
An exhibition dedicated to one of the most beautify creatures on Earth will open in Baku soon.
This year, the 296-page report was dedicated to one of the commission's founders, Asma Jahangir, whose death in February generated worldwide outpouring of grief and accolades for the famed activist.
Besides a series of short films and documentaries by filmmakers each dedicated to one of the city on the CPEC route, would be screened, showing historical background, contemporary relevance, culture, history, tourist attractions and monuments.
"Some machines will have hundreds and whereas others will be dedicated to one game.
FOOD Not since BBC2's popular Food And Drink series hosted by Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke has there been a show dedicated to one of the nation's favourite pastimes.
Each section of the eBook is dedicated to one specific key factor in the process, including:
Being launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the two-tonne satellite will comprise 12 Ku band transponders, wherein each transponder will be dedicated to one country in the SAARC region.
Konstantin Vekshin, vice president for Bertling Air Freight Charters, said three of the aircraft dedicated to one project doesn't happen very often, but time constraints and the delicate, high-tech equipment required extra care.
Ultima cardholders get their own 'lifestyle manager' who is dedicated to one cardholder.
The festival will be dedicated to one of the traditions of Kyrgyz people - kyz uzatuu (bride's send-off).
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