Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEDICATE NP2 TO NP3[inanimate]
NOTE: NP3 can be [+animate] but in those cases NP2 MUST BE [abstract] as in the first example.
She dedicated her life to her husband.
The artist dedicated her life to saving the environment.
Mr. Smith dedicated his entire fortune to finding his son.
UNICEF workers dedicate their time to helping underpriviledged children.
The smallest American republic, Panama, dedicated her navy to
Fifty percent of his income was dedicated to his children.
I want to dedicate myself to the Goddess of Learning.
Rabbis dedicate their lives to serving Adonai.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DEDICATE NP2[patient[concrete]] TO NP3[beneficiary]
NOTE: NP3 can also be a community that is made up off animate entities as in the last example.
Russel dedicated the book to his family, particularly his
Is it weird to dedicate a song to your cat?
The new museum was dedicated to Marc Rothko.
Mara dedicated her article to her support group.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
A large number of prominent Catholic clergymen today dedicated the
Church of Our Lady.
Miss Teen Utah dedicated the new bridge this morning.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: This is a subset of sense 1 but confined to religious domains that state or imply that a rite or cermony has been preformed.
When he was a baby, his mother dedicated him to service for the
We dedicated the cross.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4