What does the word dedicate mean?

Usage examples for dedicate

  1. Tennyson had written his first four 'Idylls of the King' before my book appeared, which was in 1861. Indeed, it was in consequence of the first four Idylls that I sought and obtained, while yet a stranger to him, leave to dedicate my venture to him. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. " Please, Mr. Goodloe, don't be serious in saying as you did last night that you are not going to dedicate your chapel until I- I help you," in all gentleness I said. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. Dedicate yourself to the art which would be much more profitable to you than cleaning boots, and holding nags in the plaza. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés