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American English: /ˈdɛdəˌkeɪt/
British English: /ˈdɛdɪkeɪt/

Translation of dedicate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (devote)to dedicate something to something/-ing
    dedicar algo a algo/+ infinitive
    she dedicated her life to the service of or to serving her country
    dedicó or consagró su vida al servicio de su país or a servir a su país
    Example sentences
    • For the moment, however, she says the group are purely dedicating their efforts to putting together a solid outline proposal for the area, before they begin their investigations for funding.
    • Since last October, the students have been dedicating themselves to the task of mounting the enduringly popular Guys and Dolls.
    • I met many people who dedicated much of their efforts to assist in the planning of the anti-hate demonstration.
    1.2 (address as mark of respect)
    to dedicate something to somebody
    dedicarle algo a alguien
    I'd like to dedicate this song to my mother
    quisiera dedicar(le) esta canción a mi madre
    Example sentences
    • All the poems in the book are dedicated to his memory.
    • At least a third of the book is dedicated to memories of his dad.
    • The book is dedicated to the memory of Maura Burns of Ferrybank who recently passed away.
  • 2 2.1 (consecrate)
    Example sentences
    • The building was formally opened and dedicated by the Bishop of Ramsbury, The Right Rev Peter Hullah, with another 150 guests joining the 500 schoolchildren.
    • Hampton's new 36,000-square-foot facility was formally dedicated on Sept.23.
    • This decision to sell the temple was not publicly made known until the building was finally completed and formally dedicated on 1 May 1846.
    Example sentences
    • The Chupao Temple is dedicated to a life-saving deity known as Paosheng.
    • Churches were increasingly dedicated to, and children named after, universal saints.
    • I recall visiting Calvin's church in Geneva, a twelfth-century Romanesque building dedicated to Saint Peter.
    2.2 (declare open) (US)
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