American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
- v. To set apart for a special use: dedicated their money to scientific research.
- v. To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action: dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.
- v. To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
- v. To open (a building, for example) to public use.
- v. To show to the public for the first time: dedicate a monument.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set apart and consecrate to a deity or to a sacred purpose; devote to a sacred use by a solemn act or by religious ceremonies.
- To devote with solemnity or earnest purpose, as to some person or end; hence, to devote, apply, or set apart in general.
- To inscribe or address (a literary or musical composition) to a patron, friend, or public character, in testimony of respect or affection, or to recommend the work to his protection and favor: as, to dedicate a book.
- In law, to devote (property, as land) to public use. Synonyms See
- Consecrated; devoted; appropriated.
- v. transitive To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
- v. transitive To set apart for a special use
- v. transitive To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
- v. transitive To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
- v. transitive To open (a building, for example) to public use.
- v. transitive To show to the public for the first time
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
- v. To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly.
- v. To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
- v. To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
- v. open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
- v. set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
- v. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
- v. inscribe or address by way of compliment
- Middle English dedicaten, from Latin dēdicāre, dēdicāt- : dē-, de- + dicāre, to proclaim. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“For instance, if the devotee’s son is laid up with a fatal disease, he would pray to Shanmuga to grant the boy a lease of life in return for which the devotee would take a vow to dedicate a kavadi to Him.”
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