HyperDic: dedication

English > 5 senses of the word dedication:
NOUNattributededicationcomplete and wholehearted fidelity
eventdedicationa ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose
communicationdedication, commitmenta message that makes a pledge
communicationdedication, inscriptiona short / short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
actdedication, commitment, allegiance, loyaltythe act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
dedication > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.dahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > dedication: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningcomplete and wholehearted fidelity.
Broaderfidelity, faithfulnessThe quality of being faithful
Spanishconsagración, dedicación, devoción, entrega
Catalanconsagració, dedicació, devoció
Verbsdedicategive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
English > dedication: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose.
NarrowerrededicationA new dedication
Broaderceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
Verbsdedicateset apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
dedicategive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
dedicateopen to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
English > dedication: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA message that makes a pledge.
Synonymcommitment
Narroweraffirmation(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
assurance, pledgeA binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
oath, swearingA commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law)
promiseA verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishcompromiso, dedicación
Catalancompromís
Verbsdedicategive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
English > dedication: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA short / short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something.
Synonyminscription
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
photography, picture takingThe act of taking and printing photographs
BroadermessageA communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
Spanishdedicatoria
Catalandedicatòria
Verbsdedicateinscribe or address by way of compliment
English > dedication: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action.
Synonymscommitment, allegiance, loyalty
Narrowercommunalismloyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole
consecrationA solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
devotioncommitment to some purpose
enlistmentThe act of enlisting (as in a military service)
faithloyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person
Broadercooperationjoint operation or action
Spanishcompromiso, entrega
Catalancompromís, entrega
Verbsdedicategive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

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