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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose;
- Example: "a dedicated dancer"
- Example: "dedicated teachers"
- Example: "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln

2. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose;
- Example: "a life consecrated to science"
- Example: "the consecrated chapel"
- Example: "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
[syn: consecrated, consecrate, dedicated]


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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

dedicated \dedicated\ adj. 1. wholly committed to a purpose or cause; as, a dedicated musician. Syn: devoted. [WordNet 1.5] 2. zealous in loyalty or affection; as, dedicated nurses. Syn: devoted. [WordNet 1.5] 3. set apart especially for a higher purpose; as, a life dedicated to science. [Narrower terms: consecrated (vs. desecrated), consecrate] Syn: dedicated to(predicate), devoted to(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dedicated adj 1: devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose; "a dedicated dancer"; "dedicated teachers"; "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln [ant: undedicated] 2: solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II" [syn: consecrated, consecrate, dedicated] [ant: desecrated]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "dedicated": abandoned, afire, altruistic, ardent, beatified, blessed, bound, bound and determined, burning, canonized, committed, consecrated, constant, decided, decisive, definite, determined, devoted, devout, disinterested, earnest, faithful, fast, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, hallowed, hearty, heated, hot, hot-blooded, humble, impassioned, in earnest, intense, intent, intent on, loyal, modest, obstinate, on fire, passionate, perfervid, persevering, persistent, purposeful, red-hot, relentless, resolute, resolved, sacrificing, sainted, saintly, sanctified, self-abasing, self-abnegating, self-abnegatory, self-denying, self-devoted, self-effacing, self-forgetful, self-immolating, self-neglectful, self-neglecting, self-renouncing, self-sacrificing, self-unconscious, selfless, serious, set apart, sincere, single-minded, spirited, staunch, steadfast, tenacious, tested, tried, tried and true, true, unacquisitive, unpossessive, unpretentious, unselfish, unsparing of self, vehement, warm, white-hot, wholehearted, zealous