Learner's definition of DEDICATE
to officially make (something) a place for honoring or remembering a person, event, etc.
— often + to
dedicate (something) to (something)
to decide that (something) will be used for (a special purpose)
to use (time, money, energy, attention, etc.) for (something)
She dedicates 10 percent of each paycheck to her savings.
He dedicated [=devoted] his life/time to helping the poor. = He dedicated himself to helping the poor. [=he used his time, energy, etc., to help the poor]
After graduating from college, he dedicated himself to his career.
dedicate (something) to (someone)
to say that (a book, song, etc.) was written or is being performed to honor or express affection for (someone)