1. [ verb ] endure the loss of
Synonyms: give

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Related terms: release give give
2. [ noun ] the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
Synonyms: forfeiture forfeit
Related terms: act
3. [ noun ] (military) personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
Related terms: personnel_casualty
4. [ verb ] kill or destroy

"The animals were sacrificed after the experiment" "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"

Related terms: kill
5. [ verb ] (business) sell at a loss
Related terms: sell
6. [ noun ] a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value

"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

Related terms: loss
7. [ verb ] (religion) make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
Related terms: offer immolate
8. [ noun ] (religion) the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
Synonyms: ritual_killing
Related terms: killing hecatomb immolation immolation animal
9. [ noun ] (in baseball) an out that advances the base runners
Related terms: putout sacrifice_fly baseball
Similar spelling:   sacrificer