dedicate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛdɪkeɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. dedi kāt′; adj. dedi kit)


Inflections of 'dedicate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dedicates
v 3rd person singular
dedicating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dedicated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dedicated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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dedicate

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. dedicate your [life, time, day] to
  2. (have to) dedicate a lot of time (and effort) to
  3. dedicate [a song, the book, a message, his first novel] to
  4. [I'd, I would] like to dedicate this [song] to my [wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend]
  5. dedicate the day to [reading, gardening, relaxing]
  6. dedicated himself to the [cause, movement, organization, company]
  7. dedicated herself to the [mission, task, project]
  8. dedicated themselves to [cleaning, making, removing, painting]
  9. dedicate a new [building, facility, school]
  10. dedicated the money to [charity, a fund, a new house]
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