dedicator


dedicator

verb (used with object), ded·i·cat·ed, ded·i·cat·ing.

  1. to set apart and consecrate to a deity or to a sacred purpose: The ancient Greeks dedicated many shrines to Aphrodite.
  2. to devote wholly and earnestly, as to some person or purpose: He dedicated his life to fighting corruption.
  3. to offer formally (a book, piece of music, etc.) to a person, cause, or the like in testimony of affection or respect, as on a prefatory page.
  4. (loosely) to inscribe a personal signature on (a book, drawing, etc., that is one’s own work), usually with a salutation addressing the recipient.
  5. to mark the official completion or opening of (a public building, monument, highway, etc.), usually by formal ceremonies.
  6. to set aside for or assign to a specific function, task, or purpose: The county health agency has dedicated one inspector to monitor conditions in nursing homes.

adjective

  1. dedicated.

verb (tr)

  1. (often foll by to) to devote (oneself, one’s time, etc) wholly to a special purpose or cause; commit wholeheartedly or unreservedly
  2. (foll by to) to address or inscribe (a book, artistic performance, etc) to a person, cause, etc as a token of affection or respect
  3. (foll by to) to request or play (a record) on radio for another person as a greeting
  4. to assign or allocate to a particular project, function, etc
  5. to set apart for a deity or for sacred uses; consecrate

adjective

  1. an archaic word for dedicated
v.

early 15c. (of churches), from Latin dedicatus, past participle of dedicare “consecrate, proclaim, affirm, set apart,” from de- “away” (see de-) + dicare “proclaim,” from stem of dicere “to speak, to say” (see diction). Dedicated “devoted to one’s aims or vocation” is first attested 1944.

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