dedicate etymology

English word dedicate comes from Latin dico, Latin de- (De-.), English de

Detailed word origin of dedicate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dico Latin (lat) I appropriate to, devote to, assign to, set apart for.. I consecrate, deify.. I dedicate, devote.
de- Latin (lat) De-.
de English (eng) (Northumbria) To do. Pronunciation spelling of , representing African American Vernacular English.
dedico Latin (lat) I commit to. I dedicate. I proclaim.
dedicatus Latin (lat)
dedicate English (eng) (obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated. (transitive) To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.. (transitive) To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action. (transitive) To open (a building, for example) to public use.. (transitive) To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.. [...]

Words with the same origin as dedicate

Descendants of dico
avenge dedication index indicate judge judgement judgment judgmental judicial jug preach preacher predict prediction prejudice vendetta vengeance
Descendants of de-
debt decide decision delicate delicious demand deny deputy describe description desert deserve design designed desire desperate despite dessert destroy destruction detective dick due duty still