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dedicateverb [T]

uk   /ˈded.ɪ.keɪt/ us   /ˈded.ə.keɪt/
  • dedicate verb [T] (GIVE TIME/ENERGY)

C1 to give all of your energy, time, etc.: He has dedicated his life to scientific research. The new president said she would dedicate herself to protecting the rights of the sick and the homeless.

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dedicateverb [T]

us   /ˈded·ɪˌkeɪt/
to give completely your energy, time, etc. to something: He dedicated his life to helping the poor.
If you dedicate a book, play, performance, etc., to someone or something, you say publicly that it is in honor of that person or thing: This book is dedicated to my children, Claire and Tom.
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