DICTIONARYsacrifice×sacrifice?sakr?f??s/nounnoun: sacrifice; plural noun: sacrifices1. an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity.”they offer sacrifices to the spirits”synonyms:ritual slaughter, hecatomb, immolation, offering, oblation; Moreself-sacrifice, self-immolation”initiation ceremonies include the sacrifice of animals”an animal, person, or object offered in the act of sacrifice.”a flat cake offered by the Romans as a sacrifice to their gods”synonyms:(votive) offering, gift, oblation, victim, burnt offering”Abraham set out to offer Isaac as a sacrifice”2. CHRISTIAN CHURCHChrist’s offering of himself in the Crucifixion.the Eucharist regarded either (in Catholic terms) as a propitiatory offering of the body and blood of Christ or (in Protestant terms) as an act of thanksgiving.3. an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.”we must all be prepared to make sacrifices”synonyms:giving up, abandonment, surrender, foregoing, renouncing, renunciation, renouncement, forfeiture, loss, relinquishment, resignation, abdication, signing away, yielding, ceding, waiving More”the agreement has been achieved without any sacrifice of sovereignty”renunciation, relinquishment, loss, self-sacrifice;sacrifice something, give up things”many parents make sacrifices to send their children to independent schools”CHESSa move intended to allow the opponent to win a pawn or piece, for strategic or tactical reasons.BASEBALLa bunted or fly ball which puts the batter out but allows a base runner to advance.noun: sacrifice bunt; plural noun: sacrifice bunts; noun: sacrifice fly; plural noun: sacrifice fliesBRIDGEa bid made in the belief that it will be less costly to be defeated in the contract than to allow the opponents to make a contract.noun: sacrifice bid; plural noun: sacrifice bidsverbverb: sacrifice; 3rd person present: sacrifices; past tense: sacrificed; past participle: sacrificed; gerund or present participle: sacrificing1. offer or kill as a religious sacrifice.”the goat was sacrificed at the shrine”synonyms:offer up, immolate, slaughter”an ox and two goats were sacrificed”2. give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations.”working hard doesn’t mean sacrificing your social life”synonyms:give up, abandon, surrender, forgo, renounce, forfeit, relinquish, resign, abdicate, sign away, yield, cede, waive; Moreprostitute, betray”he hadn’t sacrificed his humanitarian principles”CHESSdeliberately allow one’s opponent to win (a pawn or piece).”he sacrificed his queen on the 34th move”BASEBALLadvance (a base runner) by a sacrifice.”Doyle was sacrificed to second”BRIDGEmake a sacrifice bid.”in that event East–West would sacrifice in six spades”OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin sacrificium ; related to sacrificus ‘sacrificial’, from sacer ‘holy’.Translate sacrifice toChoose languageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBanglaBasqueBelarusianBosnianBulgarianBurmeseCatalanCebuanoChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKoreanKurdishKyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianNepaliNorwegianNyanjaPashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScottish GaelicSerbianShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSouthern SothoSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTeluguThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduUzbekVietnameseWelshWestern FrisianXhosaYiddishYorubaZuluUse over time for: sacrificeFeedbackShow less


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