"dedicating" in the verb sense
1. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
"She committed herself to the work of God"
"give one's talents to a good cause"
"consecrate your life to the church"
open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
"The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes"
inscribe or address by way of compliment
"She dedicated her book to her parents"
set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
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