Definition of sacrafice
1. sacrifice [ v ] endure the loss of
Examples: "He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Although they have also been concerned to stand squarely within the tradition of the apostolic church , they have exhibited no willingness whatever to sacrifice their modernity to their Christianity .Synonyms give sacrifice Related Terms release give give
2. sacrifice [ n ] the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.Used in print:
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
The victims of the quacks are frequently poor people , like Mr._A. , who scrape_up their life savings to offer as a sacrifice to Doctor_Fraud 's avarice .
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
The civil_services in such societies are generally inadequate to deal competently with the problems facing them ; and their members often equate a government career with security and status rather_than with sacrifice , self-discipline , and competence .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The great ultimate ends of religion have served as magnificent beacon_lights that lured people toward them with an almost irresistible force , mobilizing energies and inducing sacrifices ; for_example , the Crusades , mission efforts , just wars .
(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
This nettled the children into the revelation of exact truth , a sacrifice of their secret superiority over grown people , but a victory in the wide fields of perpetration and illegitimate accomplishment .Synonyms sacrifice forfeiture forfeit Related Terms act
3. sacrifice [ n ] personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)Synonyms sacrifice Related Terms personnel_casualty
4. sacrifice [ v ] kill or destroy
Examples: "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment" "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
5. sacrifice [ v ] sell at a lossSynonyms sacrifice Related Terms sell
6. sacrifice [ n ] a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
Examples: "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
7. sacrifice [ v ] make a sacrifice of; in religious ritualsSynonyms sacrifice Related Terms offer immolate
8. sacrifice [ n ] the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deitySynonyms ritual_killing sacrifice Related Terms killing hecatomb immolation immolation animal
9. sacrifice [ n ] (in baseball) an out that advances the base runnersSynonyms sacrifice Related Terms putout sacrifice_fly baseball
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