名词:dedicator 动词过去式:dedicated 过去分词:dedicated 现在分词:dedicating 第三人称单数:dedicates
1 [Tn.pr] ~ oneself/sth to sth give or devote (oneself, time, effort, etc) to(a noble cause or purpose) 将（自己、时间、精力等）奉献给（崇高的事业或目的）
*She dedicated her life to helping the poor. 她毕生致力于帮助穷人.
* dedicate oneself to one's work 献身于自己的工作.
2 [Tn.pr] ~ sth to sb address (one's book, a piece of one's music, etc) to sb as a way of showing respect, by putting his name at the beginning 在（自己所着之书、音乐作品等）的前部题献词
*She dedicated her first book to her husband. 她把自己的第一本书献给了丈夫.
3 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (to sb/sth) devote (a church, etc) with solemn ceremonies (to God, to a saint or to sacred use) 以庄严的仪式将（教堂等）奉献（给上帝、圣徒等）
*The chapel was dedicated in 1880. 这座小教堂于1880年举行献堂礼. Cf 参看 consecrate.
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin: dedicare, from dicare 'to say publicly']
to give all your attention and effort to one particular thing
dedicate yourself/your life to sth
The actress now dedicates herself to children's charity work.
to say at the beginning of a book or film, or before a piece of music, that it has been written, made, or performed for someone that you love or respect
dedicate sth to sb
The book was dedicated to her husband.
to state in an official ceremony that a building will be given someone's name in order to show respect for them
to use a place, time, money etc only for a particular purpose
dedicate sth to/for sth
The company dedicated $50,000 for the study.