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.
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Vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, . . . which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord.
2 Sam. viii. 10, 11.
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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.
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2. To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
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The profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself.
Clarendon.
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3. To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
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He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to the Lord Burghley.
Peacham.

Syn. -- See Addict.
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