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 for dedicate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dedicate \Ded"i*cate\, p. a. [L. dedicatus, p. p. of dedicare to
     affirm, to dedicate; de- + dicare to declare, dedicate; akin
     to dicere to say. See Diction.]
     Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated. "Dedicate to
     nothing temporal." --Shak.
     Syn: Devoted; consecrated; addicted.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: 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" [syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit,
      2: open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building; "The
         Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing
      3: inscribe or address by way of compliment; "She dedicated her
         book to her parents"
      4: set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "dedicate":
     address, allot, apply, appropriate, assign, beatify, bless,
     canonize, cleanse, commit, confide, consecrate, consign, devote,
     direct, enshrine, entrust, exalt, give, give over, give over to,
     give up, glorify, hallow, inscribe, offer, pledge, purify, saint,
     sanctify, set, set apart, surrender, yield

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