|1.||[ verb ] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause|
|Synonyms:||devote commit give consecrate|
"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"
|Related terms:||use implement rededicate vow apply sacrifice give dedication commitment consecration idolatry dedication|
|2.||[ verb ] inscribe or address by way of compliment|
"She dedicated her book to her parents"
|Related terms:||give inscribe dedication|
|3.||[ verb ] open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building|
"The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and bursing homes"
|Related terms:||inaugurate dedication|
|4.||[ verb ] set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church|
|Related terms:||assign dedication|