dedicar


dedicar
v.
1 to devote.
2 to use.
este solar se dedicará a viviendas this land will be used for housing
3 to dedicate (libro, monumento).
dedicó al público unas palabras de agradecimiento he addressed a few words of thanks to the audience
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dedicar
Conjugation model [SACAR], like {{link=sacar}}sacar
verbo transitivo
1 (una dedicatoria) to dedicate, inscribe
2 (tiempo, dinero) to devote (a, to)
3 (palabras) to address
dedicó unas palabras al público she addressed a few comments to the audience
4 (tener admiración, atenciones, etc) to show, have
le dedica muchas atenciones she devotes a lot of attention to him
5 RELIGIÓN to dedicate, consecrate
verbo pronominal dedicarse
1 to devote oneself (a, to), dedicate oneself (a, to)
se dedica a la enseñanza she's a teacher, she teaches
en verano se dedica a pasear in summer he spends his time walking
¿a qué te dedicas? what do you do for a living?
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verb
1) to dedicate
2) devote
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1. VT
1) [+ obra, canción] to dedicate

dedico este poema a mis padres — this poem is dedicated to my parents

me dedicó una copia firmada de su última novela — she presented me with a signed copy of her latest novel

quisiera dedicar unas palabras de agradecimiento a ... — I should like to address a few words of thanks to ...

el festival dedicó un homenaje al actor — the festival paid tribute to the actor

2) [+ tiempo, espacio, atención] to devote, give; [+ esfuerzo] to devote

dedico un día a la semana a ordenar mis papeles — I devote o give one day a week to organizing my paperwork

ha dedicado toda su vida a los derechos humanos — she has dedicated o devoted her whole life to human rights

dedica este terreno al cultivo del tulipán — he uses this land for growing tulips

un programa dedicado a los deportes de invierno — a programme about o on winter sports

3) (Rel) to dedicate, consecrate
2.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
a)

dedicar algo a algo/+ inf — <tiempo/esfuerzos> to devote something to something/-ing

dedicó su vida a la ciencia/ayudar a los pobres — she devoted her life to science/to helping the poor

vamos a dedicar este cuarto a archivo — we're going to set this room aside for o give this room over to the files

b) (ofrendar, ofrecer) <obra/canción> to dedicate

un ejemplar dedicado — a signed copy

c) (Relig) to dedicate
2.
dedicarse v pron
a) (consagrarse)

dedicarse a algo/+ inf — to devote oneself to something/-ing

b) (tener cierta ocupación, profesión)

¿a qué se dedica tu padre? — what does your father do?

se dedica a la investigación/a enseñar — he does research/he teaches

se dedica a pintar en sus ratos libres — she spends her free time painting

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= cover, dedicate, devote, lavish, give over, set + apart, put + aside.
Ex. The schedules are divided into two parts, one covering music scores and parts and the other concerned with music literature.
Ex. Chapter 2 tackles books, pamphlets and printed sheets, and chapter 3 is dedicated to cartographic materials.
Ex. A book for instance on 'vegetable gardening' may contain equally valuable information on 'growing tomatoes' as a book devoted entirely to 'growing tomatoes'.
Ex. The physical nature of the book is the aspect on which the major amount of study is likely to be lavished.
Ex. Part III and Part V of the present work are given over to descriptions of such schemes.
Ex. Storytelling and reading in a room set apart and led by competent people can be an entertainment designed for all.
Ex. If there is one, the borrower must be notified, and the copy somehow put aside for that borrower for a limited amount of time.
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* Algo a lo que hay que dedicar mucho tiempo = time-consuming [time consuming].
* dedicar algún tiempo a hacer algo = have + a turn at.
* dedicar atención = devote + attention.
* dedicar atención a = turn + Posesivo + mind to.
* dedicar dinero = dedicate + money.
* dedicar el tiempo y el esfuerzo = take + the time and effort.
* dedicar energía = expend + energy.
* dedicar esfuerzo = expend + effort, spend + effort, devote + energy, give + effort.
* dedicar la vida a = devote + life to.
* dedicar + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
* dedicar + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
* dedicar recursos = divert + resources, commit + resources.
* dedicar recursos a = direct + resources toward(s).
* dedicarse = break into, tackle.
* dedicarse a = aim at, be concerned with, embark on/upon, engage in, indulge in, turn to, get + involved with/in, devote + Reflexivo + to, home in on, enter + a business, make + a life's work of, spend + Posesivo + days, go into.
* dedicarse a la política = politick.
* dedicarse al ocio = spend + Posesivo + leisure time.
* dedicarse a lo de Uno = go about + Posesivo + business.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + quehacer cotidiano = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + quehacer diario = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + tareas cotidianas = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + tareas diarias = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a un hobby = pursue + hobby.
* dedicarse a un negocio = enter + a business.
* dedicarse de lleno a = get + Posesivo + teeth into.
* dedicar tiempo = spend + time, lend + time, expend + time, dedicate + time.
* dedicar tiempo a = take + time on.
* dedicar toda una vida = spend + lifetime.
* dedicar todo el esfuerzo del mundo a = put + Posesivo + heart into.
* dedicar trabajo = expend + effort.
* dedicar un gran número de = pour (in/into).
* dedicar unos minutos = take + a few minutes, take + a few moments.
* dinero + dedicarse a = money + go towards.
* instalaciones para dedicar el tiempo libre = leisure facilities.
* madre que se dedica a sus hijos = practising mother.
* que hay que dedicarle mucho tiempo = time-intensive.
* siempre que uno puede dedicarle el tiempo = in + Posesivo + own time.
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1.
verbo transitivo
a)

dedicar algo a algo/+ inf — <tiempo/esfuerzos> to devote something to something/-ing

dedicó su vida a la ciencia/ayudar a los pobres — she devoted her life to science/to helping the poor

vamos a dedicar este cuarto a archivo — we're going to set this room aside for o give this room over to the files

b) (ofrendar, ofrecer) <obra/canción> to dedicate

un ejemplar dedicado — a signed copy

c) (Relig) to dedicate
2.
dedicarse v pron
a) (consagrarse)

dedicarse a algo/+ inf — to devote oneself to something/-ing

b) (tener cierta ocupación, profesión)

¿a qué se dedica tu padre? — what does your father do?

se dedica a la investigación/a enseñar — he does research/he teaches

se dedica a pintar en sus ratos libres — she spends her free time painting

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= cover, dedicate, devote, lavish, give over, set + apart, put + aside.

Ex: The schedules are divided into two parts, one covering music scores and parts and the other concerned with music literature.

Ex: Chapter 2 tackles books, pamphlets and printed sheets, and chapter 3 is dedicated to cartographic materials.
Ex: A book for instance on 'vegetable gardening' may contain equally valuable information on 'growing tomatoes' as a book devoted entirely to 'growing tomatoes'.
Ex: The physical nature of the book is the aspect on which the major amount of study is likely to be lavished.
Ex: Part III and Part V of the present work are given over to descriptions of such schemes.
Ex: Storytelling and reading in a room set apart and led by competent people can be an entertainment designed for all.
Ex: If there is one, the borrower must be notified, and the copy somehow put aside for that borrower for a limited amount of time.
* Algo a lo que hay que dedicar mucho tiempo = time-consuming [time consuming].
* dedicar algún tiempo a hacer algo = have + a turn at.
* dedicar atención = devote + attention.
* dedicar atención a = turn + Posesivo + mind to.
* dedicar dinero = dedicate + money.
* dedicar el tiempo y el esfuerzo = take + the time and effort.
* dedicar energía = expend + energy.
* dedicar esfuerzo = expend + effort, spend + effort, devote + energy, give + effort.
* dedicar la vida a = devote + life to.
* dedicar + Posesivo + atención = turn + Posesivo + attention, turn + Posesivo + thoughts.
* dedicar + Posesivo + atención a un problema = turn + Posesivo + attention to problem.
* dedicar recursos = divert + resources, commit + resources.
* dedicar recursos a = direct + resources toward(s).
* dedicarse = break into, tackle.
* dedicarse a = aim at, be concerned with, embark on/upon, engage in, indulge in, turn to, get + involved with/in, devote + Reflexivo + to, home in on, enter + a business, make + a life's work of, spend + Posesivo + days, go into.
* dedicarse a la política = politick.
* dedicarse al ocio = spend + Posesivo + leisure time.
* dedicarse a lo de Uno = go about + Posesivo + business.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + quehacer cotidiano = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + quehacer diario = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + tareas cotidianas = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a + Posesivo + tareas diarias = go about + Posesivo + everyday life.
* dedicarse a un hobby = pursue + hobby.
* dedicarse a un negocio = enter + a business.
* dedicarse de lleno a = get + Posesivo + teeth into.
* dedicar tiempo = spend + time, lend + time, expend + time, dedicate + time.
* dedicar tiempo a = take + time on.
* dedicar toda una vida = spend + lifetime.
* dedicar todo el esfuerzo del mundo a = put + Posesivo + heart into.
* dedicar trabajo = expend + effort.
* dedicar un gran número de = pour (in/into).
* dedicar unos minutos = take + a few minutes, take + a few moments.
* dinero + dedicarse a = money + go towards.
* instalaciones para dedicar el tiempo libre = leisure facilities.
* madre que se dedica a sus hijos = practising mother.
* que hay que dedicarle mucho tiempo = time-intensive.
* siempre que uno puede dedicarle el tiempo = in + Posesivo + own time.

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dedicar [A2 ]
vt
1 ‹esfuerzos/tiempo› dedicar algo A algo to devote sth TO sth
dedico mucho tiempo a la lectura I devote a lot of time to reading
ha dedicado su vida entera a esta causa she has dedicated o devoted her whole life to this cause
2 (destinar) ‹habitación/campo› dedicar algo A algo to give sth over TO sth
vamos a dedicar este cuarto a archivo we're going to set this room aside for o give this room over to the files
3 (ofrendar, ofrecer) to dedicate
le dedicó la obra a su profesor she dedicated the play to her teacher
quisiera dedicar esta canción a … I'd like to dedicate this song to …
me regaló una copia dedicada she gave me a signed copy
4 (Relig) to dedicate
dedicarse
v pron
dedicarse A algo to devote oneself TO sth
¿a qué se dedica tu padre? what does your father do?
dejó de trabajar para dedicarse a sus hijos she gave up work to devote herself to the children
dedicarse A + INF:
se dedica a pintar en sus ratos libres she spends her free time painting, she paints in her free time
se dedica a hacerme la vida imposible he does his best to make my life impossible
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dedicar (conjugate dedicar) verbo transitivo
a) (consagrar) dedicar algo a algo/hacer algo ‹tiempo/esfuerzos› to devote sth to sth/doing sth;

dedicó su vida a la ciencia/ayudar a los pobres she devoted her life to science/to helping the poor

b) (ofrendar, ofrecer) ‹obra/canciónto dedicate

dedicarse verbo pronominal
a) (consagrarse) dedicarse a algo/hacer algo to devote oneself to sth/doing sth

b) (tener cierta ocupación, profesión):

¿a qué se dedica tu padre? what does your father do?;

se dedica a la investigación she does research;
se dedica a pintar en sus ratos libres she spends her free time painting
dedicar verbo transitivo
1 to dedicate: dedicó la película a su hija, she dedicated the film to her daughter
2 (destinar tiempo, esfuerzos) to devote [a, to]: dedica una hora diaria a la pintura, she spends an hour a day painting
'dedicar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
consagrar
- consignar
- entregar
English:
autograph
- dedicate
- devote
- give up
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dedicar
vt
1. [tiempo, dinero, energía] to devote (a to);
he dedicado todos mis esfuerzos a esta novela I've put everything I could into this novel;
dedicó sus ahorros a comprar una nueva casa he used his savings to buy a new house
2. [espacio, cuarto, solar] to use;
dedicaron la bodega a almacén they used the wine cellar as a storeroom;
este solar se dedicará a viviendas this land will be used for housing
3. [libro, monumento] to dedicate;
tengo una copia dedicada de su libro I have a signed copy of his book;
dedicó al público unas palabras de agradecimiento he addressed a few words of thanks to the audience
4. [templo, ofrenda] to dedicate
See also the pronominal verb dedicarse
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dedicar
v/t dedicate; esfuerzo devote
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dedicar {72} vt
consagrar: to dedicate, to devote
See also the reflexive verb dedicarse
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dedicar vb
1. (tiempo) to devote
dedicó su vida a ayudar a los demás she devoted her life to helping others
2. (una obra) to dedicate
ha dedicado su último disco a su hijo he's dedicated his latest record to his son

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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