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DEDICATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dedicated mean? 

DEDICATED (adjective)
  The adjective DEDICATED has 2 senses:

1. devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
2. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose

  Familiarity information: DEDICATED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEDICATED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose

Context examples:

a dedicated dancer / dedicated teachers / dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal

Similar:

devoted ((followed by 'to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use)

devoted (zealous in devotion or affection)

sacred ((often followed by 'to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person)

Antonym:

undedicated (not dedicated)


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Meaning:

Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose

Synonyms:

consecrate; consecrated; dedicated

Context examples:

a life consecrated to science / the consecrated chapel / a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II

Similar:

ordained (invested with ministerial or priestly functions)

votive (dedicated in fulfillment of a vow)

Also:

holy (belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power)

sacred (concerned with religion or religious purposes)


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