I see TheFreeDictionary gives one of the meanings of "dedicate" to be
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
, in which "entirely" implies totality without any reserved. So is adding any quantifier to modify "dedicate" or its object improper? For example, is it improper to say
"I dedicated myself much to Quantum Mechanics during my MSc studies."
But the same dictionary also gives another meaning of "dedicate" to be
To set apart for a special use
Then if this meaning is taken, it seems to be OK to modify "dedicate" or its object by a quantifier; thus my example above seems to be proper. But in this dictionary I don't see any example of the kind involving "dedicate oneself" with a quantifier, nor do I see one in Oxford Dictionaries; the examples of "dedicate" used for this kind of meaning I see with a quantifier are "dedicate time, attention, effort or life", as illustrated by
She is now dedicating most of her time and attention to the completion of her fist novel.
It would be good for more effort to be dedicated to training to help build capacities of the nations in managing fauna and flora species.
I met many people who dedicated much of their efforts to assist in the planning of the anti-hate demonstration.
The ceremony was a very simple and moving commemoration of a life totally dedicated to aikido.
So I wonder whether "dedicate oneself" can be used together with a quantifier.