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sacrifice

sacrifice - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sacrifice

Definition
(noun) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
Synonyms : forfeit , forfeiture

Definition
(noun) personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
Definition
(noun) a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
Example Sentence
  • he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice

Definition
(noun) the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
Synonyms : ritual killing

Definition
(noun) (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
Definition
(verb) endure the loss of
Synonyms : give
Example Sentence
  • He gave his life for his children
  • I gave two sons to the war

Definition
(verb) kill or destroy
Example Sentence
  • The animals were sacrificed after the experiment
  • The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment

Definition
(verb) sell at a loss
Definition
(verb) make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

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