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.
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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.
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dedicate to

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.
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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.
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.
It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.
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.
The festival will be dedicated to one of the traditions of Kyrgyz people - kyz uzatuu (bride's send-off).
A spokeswoman for the school said: "As a school we think it's a fantastic achievement to teach for 38 years and to have been dedicated to one school for that time has been absolutely fantastic.
The Bulgarian National Bank has issued a coin dedicated to one the country's top tourist attractions, the Belogradchik Rocks.
Each new special edition model is dedicated to one of the company's pre-WWII racing drivers- Sir Malcolm Campbell, Hermann zu Leiningen, Jean-Pierre Wimille and Achille Varzi.
AN auction of art works by Damien Hirst has set a new record for a sale dedicated to one artist - with a second day still to go - auction house Sotheby's said last night.
A BIRMINGHAM gallery is holding an exhibition dedicated to one of the masters of Japanese art.
This site is dedicated to one of Enid Blyton's best-loved series, and offers a trip down memory lane and into enchanted faraway lands you used to read about.
Each chapter is dedicated to one of Adler's ``manifestos,'' which include bright colors, modern pieces and more-is-better design, to create a happy home, both inside and out.
Each two-to four-page presentation is dedicated to one artist, with a readable text that helps the child (and his or her adult reader) examine the artwork and prepare a personal response.
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