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 for dedicated
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.
        [1913 Webster]
              Vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, . . . which
              also king David did dedicate unto the Lord. --2 Sam.
                                                    viii. 10, 11.
        [1913 Webster]
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty
        or service.
        [1913 Webster]
              The profession of a soldier, to which he had
              dedicated himself.                    --Clarendon.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
        [1913 Webster]
              He complied ten elegant books, and dedicated them to
              the Lord Burghley.                    --Peacham.
     Syn: See Addict.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dedicated \dedicated\ adj.
     1. wholly committed to a purpose or cause; as, a dedicated
     Syn: devoted.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. zealous in loyalty or affection; as, dedicated nurses.
     Syn: devoted.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. set apart especially for a higher purpose; as, a life
        dedicated to science. [Narrower terms: consecrated (vs.
        desecrated), consecrate]
     Syn: dedicated to(predicate), devoted to(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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
             [ant: undedicated]
      2: 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" [syn:
         consecrated, consecrate, dedicated] [ant: desecrated]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "dedicated":
     abandoned, afire, altruistic, ardent, beatified, blessed, bound,
     bound and determined, burning, canonized, committed, consecrated,
     constant, decided, decisive, definite, determined, devoted, devout,
     disinterested, earnest, faithful, fast, fervent, fervid, fiery,
     flaming, hallowed, hearty, heated, hot, hot-blooded, humble,
     impassioned, in earnest, intense, intent, intent on, loyal, modest,
     obstinate, on fire, passionate, perfervid, persevering, persistent,
     purposeful, red-hot, relentless, resolute, resolved, sacrificing,
     sainted, saintly, sanctified, self-abasing, self-abnegating,
     self-abnegatory, self-denying, self-devoted, self-effacing,
     self-forgetful, self-immolating, self-neglectful, self-neglecting,
     self-renouncing, self-sacrificing, self-unconscious, selfless,
     serious, set apart, sincere, single-minded, spirited, staunch,
     steadfast, tenacious, tested, tried, tried and true, true,
     unacquisitive, unpossessive, unpretentious, unselfish,
     unsparing of self, vehement, warm, white-hot, wholehearted,

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