v. 献（身），致力; 题献词; 为…举行落成典礼
If you say that someone has dedicated themselves to something, you approve of the fact that they have decided to give a lot of time and effort to it because they think that it is important.
Back on the island, he dedicated himself to politics...
Bessie has dedicated her life to caring for others.
If someone dedicates something such as a book, play, or piece of music to you, they mention your name, for example in the front of a book or when a piece of music is performed, as a way of showing affection or respect for you.
She dedicated her first album to Woody Allen...
This book is dedicated to the memory of my mother.
If a building or church is dedicated to someone, a formal ceremony is held to show that the building will always be associated with them.
The other day, in a little church near Brighton, a window was dedicated to the memory of the Revd. Michael Scott...
The church is dedicated to St Mary of Bec.
1. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;
2. open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building;
3. inscribe or address by way of compliment;
4. set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
I dedicate the book to my inspirational teacher — Li Yang.
She vowed to herself that she would dedicate her life to scientific studies.
Dedicate myself as an offering.
But in a large sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.
To my uncle I dedicate this volume in token of affection and gratitude.