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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dedicate \Ded"i*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dedicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dedicating.] 1. To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use. [1913 Webster] Vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, . . . which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord. --2 Sam. viii. 10, 11. [1913 Webster] We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. . . . But in a larger sense we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. --A. Lincoln. [1913 Webster] 2. To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service. [1913 Webster] The profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 3. To inscribe or address, as to a patron. [1913 Webster] He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the Lord Burghley. --Peacham. Syn: See Addict. [1913 Webster]