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"dedicate" in British English

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dedicateverb [T]

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

C1 to give all of ​yourenergy, ​time, etc.: He has dedicated his ​life toscientificresearch. The new ​president said she would dedicate herself toprotecting the ​rights of the ​sick and the ​homeless.

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(Definition of dedicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dedicateverb [T]

 us   /ˈded·ɪˌkeɪt/
to give ​completelyyourenergy, ​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.
(Definition of dedicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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