Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dedicate

4 senses of dedicate

Sense 1
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote -- (give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 2
dedicate -- (open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building; "The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes")
       => inaugurate, kick off -- (commence officially)

Sense 3
dedicate -- (inscribe or address by way of compliment; "She dedicated her book to her parents")
       => give, render -- (bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks")

Sense 4
dedicate -- (set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church)
       => assign, specify, set apart -- (select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise")

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