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Another word for dedicate

  1. To give over by or as if by vow to a higher purpose

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  2. To devote (oneself or one's efforts)

      1. To take a stance beside and prepare to hit (a golf ball)
      2. To direct (spoken or written words) to someone
      3. To use a proper form in speaking to
      1. To put to or adapt for a special use:
      2. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
      3. To put to some practical or specific use
      1. To turn or direct (one's eyes, attention, energy, etc. to)
      2. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
      3. To give in; yield
      1. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
      1. To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
      2. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center
      3. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
      1. (Obs.) To curse or doom
      2. To set apart for a specific purpose or use:
      3. To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self, for example) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
      1. To give an order to; command:
      2. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      3. To give commands or directions.
      1. To direct toward a particular point or purpose:
      2. To bring into focus
      3. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
      1. To place in the hands of; pass:
      2. To accord or tender to another:
      3. To submit for consideration, acceptance, or use:
      1. To put to (a specified) use or result; employ; apply
      2. To get by buying and selling:
      3. To give a rounded form to:
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Another word for dedicate

  1. To consecrate

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  2. To set apart for special use

Synonym Study

  • Hallow , a stronger word, suggests an intrinsic holiness in the thing set apart to hallow the Sabbath
  • To consecrate is to set apart for some religious or holy use to consecrate ground for a church
  • To devote is to give up or apply oneself or something with the seriousness or earnestness evoked by a formal vow to devote one's life to a cause
  • To dedicate is to set apart or assign something, as in a formal rite, to some serious, often sacred, purpose to dedicate a temple, to dedicate oneself to painting