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sacrifice

verb  /ˈsæk·rəˌfɑɪs/ us  

sacrifice verb (GIVE UP)

[T] to give up something for something else considered more important: He sacrificed his vacations to work on his book.

sacrifice verb (OFFER A LIFE)

[I/T] to offer the life of an animal or a person to a god or gods in the hope of pleasing them, usually as part of a ceremony

sacrifice

noun [C/U]  /ˈsæk·rəˌfɑɪs/ us  

sacrifice noun [C/U] (OFFERING OF LIFE)

the act of offering the life of an animal or a person to a god or gods in the hope of pleasing them, or the animal or person that is offered: [U] animal/ritual sacrifice

sacrifice noun [C/U] (GIVING UP SOMETHING)

the act of giving up something for something else considered more important: [C] My parents made many sacrifices to pay for my college education.
Translations of “sacrifice”
in Korean 희생, 제물…
in Arabic تَضْحِية, أُضْحِية…
in French sacrifice…
in Turkish fedakârlık, özveri, kurban olma…
in Italian sacrificio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放棄, 犧牲, 獻出…
in Russian жертва, жертвоприношение…
in Polish poświęcenie, ofiara…
in Spanish sacrificio…
in Portuguese sacrifício…
in German das Opfer…
in Catalan sacrifici…
in Japanese 犠牲, いけにえ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放弃, 牺牲, 献出…
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