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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
sacrifice (noun)
1.
an act of offering to a deity something precious , especially the killing of a victim on an altar
2.
something offered in sacrifice
3.
a) destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else
b) something given up or lost - the sacrifices made by parents
4.
- loss goods sold at a sacrifice
5.
- sacrifice hit
sacrifice (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to offer as a sacrifice
2.
to suffer loss of, give up, renounce, injure, or destroy especially for an ideal, belief, or end
3.
to sell at a loss
4.
to advance (a base runner) by means of a sacrifice hit
5.
intransitive verb
to kill (an animal) as part of a scientific experiment
1.
to make or perform the rites of a sacrifice
2.
to make a sacrifice hit in baseball
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
sacrifice (noun)
something offered to a god
SYNONIMS:
immolation, offering, victim
RELATED WORDS:
libation, oblation, propitiation; holocaust; contribution, donation
sacrifice (verb)
to give up as an offering to a god
SYNONIMS:
immolate, offer
RELATED WORDS:
consecrate, dedicate, devote; give, hand over, surrender, yield
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