- 1. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
- usage: 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"
- 2. dedicate, inaugurate, kick off
- usage: open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building; "The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"
- 3. dedicate, give, render
- usage: inscribe or address by way of compliment; "She dedicated her book to her parents"
- 4. dedicate, assign, specify, set apart
- usage: set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
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- 1. dedicated (vs. undedicated), devoted(predicate), devoted, sacred
- usage: 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
- 2. consecrated (vs. desecrated), consecrate, dedicated, ordained, votive, holy, sacred
- usage: 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"
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