Definition of dedicated in US English:



  • 1(of a person) devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.

    ‘a team of dedicated doctors’
    • ‘He was a devoted husband, dedicated drinking partner and a superb friend who supported me through tragedy when other ‘friends’ faded away.’
    • ‘He was an employee of Aer Lingus where he had put in over 25 years of committed and dedicated service.’
    • ‘A dedicated teacher and devoted mother has died in a head-on smash just days before her 51st birthday.’
    • ‘Chairperson John Threadgold paid tributes to the former teachers thanking them for the dedicated service they gave to the pupils and the loyal commitment shown to the school.’
    • ‘He was very much a family man - a devoted husband and a dedicated dad and granddad.’
    • ‘Just like any collective task, planning requires dedicated and high-quality training.’
    • ‘My husband was a dedicated journalist, and devoted father.’
    • ‘Training for the Olympics is a discipline that only the dedicated and staunchly committed can do.’
    • ‘Many important decisions were approved and the Chairman thanked the committee for their dedicated voluntary service for the good of the parish.’
    • ‘Tributes were paid to Willie Healy who stepped down as treasurer after many years of devoted and dedicated service.’
    • ‘He leaves a trail of devoted and dedicated dancers, teachers, choreographers, and directors.’
    • ‘Billy retired from the chair at the hall committees recent AGM and the new committee felt that his years of dedicated service should be recognised.’
    • ‘He praised the staff for their dedicated and professional service, and presented the White Flag for Leisure Facilities to Aidan Higgins, Manager of the Waterpoint Centre.’
    • ‘Now, almost five decades on, Down District's longest serving Councillor has lived up to his early promise, and is marking 30 years of dedicated service to his community.’
    • ‘‘He has given a lifetime of dedicated service and he is respected by his peers and the young people involved in the theatre in the city,’ added Senator Cummins.’
    • ‘It's not an easy task but the truly dedicated Coaches accept it as responsibility.’
    • ‘A great Christian, she was dedicated to her God and her church and gave many hours of dedicated service to the Cathedral in Ballina.’
    • ‘Mary Teresa Brennan is our manager here and our staff are going from strength to strength giving a dedicated and committed service.’
    committed, devoted, staunch, stalwart, firm, steadfast, resolute, unwavering, loyal, faithful, true, dyed-in-the-wool, through and through
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    1. 1.1 (of a thing) exclusively allocated to or intended for a particular service or purpose.
      ‘investing in dedicated bike lanes will encourage more bicycle commuters’
      • ‘The second change is that the technical stuff will be communicated in specially dedicated articles.’
      • ‘This allows problems on a network to be diagnosed and reported in a variety of ways, be it by e-mail, web page or dedicated terminal.’
      • ‘Photographers who purchase the cards also will have access to a dedicated toll-free number for technical support questions.’
      • ‘There is also be a dedicated website giving advice on how to reduce salt consumption.’
      • ‘Hercules, the graphics board specialist, has opened a dedicated Web site for system builders.’
      • ‘Hey cyclists, if you want to see dedicated bike lanes cross the entirety of downtown, give Pete Ladner an email to let him know you support his idea.’
      • ‘What this product targets is people who use both a CD burner and dedicated DVD drive.’
      • ‘With a desktop pc, you can buy a dedicated graphics card just to serve a graphics intensive application.’
      • ‘If you have a dedicated Internet connection or if you want to protect your small business from hackers, I think this book will help you.’
      • ‘So forget trying to sell them, say, customized database software requiring a dedicated server and a professional to manage it.’
      • ‘The relay units will send information on the number of open spots to a centralized computer in San Jose via dedicated fast lines.’
      • ‘Second Harvest created a dedicated Web page for the newsletter readers with links to further information on the topics that were covered in the newsletter.’
      • ‘The review also explains the different ways of sharing the Internet and why a dedicated piece of hardware will perform better and more reliably than software solutions.’
      • ‘I wonder why Jenny Holzer doesn't have a dedicated website?’
      • ‘Mr Brennan said this effect could be multiplied with the swift introduction of more dedicated lanes.’
      • ‘With this approach, the need for separate dedicated hardware/software products no longer exists.’
      • ‘Internet access charges for dedicated circuits quickly began to fall.’
      exclusive, allocated, assigned, custom built, customized
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