dedicated

When you are dedicated to something, you are devoted to a cause or ideal, like dedicated volunteers at the animal shelter who show up even in snowstorms and on holidays.

Dedicated contains the root word dedicate, meaning "devoted to one's aims or vocation," like a dedicated staff of workers who work extremely hard. It can also mean "set aside for a specific purpose," like a dedicated desk where family members place their keys, the mail and notes to one another — don't throw your coat on top of that desk or throw those items in a drawer.

Definitions of dedicated
  1. adjective
    devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
    “a dedicated dancer”
    dedicated teachers”
    “" dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln”
    Synonyms:
    devoted
    (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use
    devoted
    zealous in devotion or affection
    sacred
    (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person
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    Antonyms:
    undedicated
    not dedicated
  2. adjective
    solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
    “a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II”
    synonyms: consecrate, consecrated
    ordained
    invested with ministerial or priestly functions
    votive
    dedicated in fulfillment of a vow
    holy
    belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
    sacred
    concerned with religion or religious purposes
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    Antonyms:
    desecrated
    treated with contempt
    deconsecrated
    divested of consecration
    profaned, violated
    treated irreverently or sacrilegiously
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