Translation of "sacrifice" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈsæk·rɪ·faɪs/ us /ˈsæk·rəˌfɑɪs/

something good that you must stop having in order to achieve something

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to succeed.

an animal that is killed and offered to a god in a religious ceremony

verb uk /ˈsækrɪfaɪs/ us /ˈsæk·rəˌfɑɪs/ present participle sacrificing, past tense and past participle sacrificed

to stop having something good in order to achieve something

There are thousands of men ready to sacrifice / their lives for their country.

to kill an animal and offer it to a god in a religious ceremony


(Translation of “sacrifice” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈsӕkrifais/

the act of offering something (eg an animal that is specially killed) to a god

A lamb was offered in sacrifice.

the thing that is offered in this way

A slaughtered lamb was offered as a sacrifice.

something of value given away or up in order to gain something more important or to benefit another person

His parents made sacrifices to pay for his education.
sacrificial /-ˈfiʃəl/ adjective

de sacrificio
sacrificial victims.
sacrificially adverb

en forma de sacrificio

(Translation of “sacrifice” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)