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English definition of “dedicate”

dedicate

verb [T] (BUILDING)    /ˈded.ɪ.keɪt/ formal
When a building, especially a religious building, is dedicated, there is a ceremony at which it is formally opened for use and its particular purpose is stated: The church was dedicated on 1 March 1805 to the local Saint Jude.CeremoniesReligious ceremonies and prayers
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