- 1The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose: his dedication to his dutiesMore example sentences
commitment, wholeheartedness, single-mindedness, enthusiasm, zeal, application, diligence, industry, assiduity, resolve, resoluteness, purposefulness, conscientiousness, perseverance, persistence, tenacity, doggedness, drive, staying power, backbone, sedulousness; hard work, effort, labour, strivingdevotion, devotedness, commitment, loyalty, faithfulness, adherence, allegiance, constancy, staunchness
- To learn to love, or give, requires tremendous effort and dedication to spiritual growth.
- He has shown tremendous commitment and dedication to saving lives and for that we are very grateful.
- Both of these women were rewarded for their commitment and dedication to improving labour standards in the burgeoning call centre industry.
- 2The action of dedicating a church or other building: the dedication of a new city churchMore example sentences
- As I discovered during the four-hour-long dedication ceremony, the cathedral is not just a huge auditorium under church auspices.
- The dedication of new churches is of supreme importance and involves feasts and choral competitions
- Such preparations marked a building's dedication and consecration to the service of God.
- 2.1 [count noun] An inscription or form of words dedicating a building, book, etc. to a person or deity: a faintly engraved inscription or dedication the hardback edition contained a fulsome dedication to his wifeMore example sentences
- Norbrook argues that the dedications of the individual books, and of the volume as a whole, were all to men involved in opposition to government policy.
- Apart from the usual salutations and dedications, the book starts with an introduction in conventional German.
- The expectations raised by the prefatory dedications to this book are fully realised in both its felicitous prose and subtle readings.
late Middle English: from Latin dedicatio(n-), from dedicare 'devote, consecrate' (see dedicate).