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  Definition of sacrifice
  1. (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners
  2. the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
  3. the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
  4. personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
  5. a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
  6. kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
  7. make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
  8. endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
  9. sell at a loss
Similar Words: forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing, give

 

Hyponyms: sacrifice fly, hecatomb, immolation, immolate

 

Grouped Verbs: give, pay, devote, dedicate, consecrate, commit

 

Derivational Morphology: give, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, ritual killing, sacrificer, forfeiture

 

Anagrams: fricassee

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: sacrifici   Chinese: 犧牲  
Danish: ofre   Dutch: offer and offeren  
Finnish: uhrata and uhraus   French: sacrifice and sacrifier  
German: Opfer and opfern   Icelandic: fórn and fórna  
Italian: sacrificare and sacrificio   Japanese: 犠牲  
Korean: 희생   Latin: sacrificum  
Lithuanian: aukoti   Norwegian: offer and ofre  
Polish: poświęcenie   Portuguese: sacrifício and sacrificar  
Romanian: sacrificiu   Russian: жертва and жертвовать  
Slovak: obeta and obetovať   Slovene: žrtev and žrtvovati  
Spanish: sacrificar and sacrificio   Swedish: offer and offra  
Telugu: త్యాగం  
 
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