Meaning of “martyr” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “martyr” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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martyrnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑr·t̬ər/

a person who suffers greatly or is killed, esp. because of political or religious beliefs

martyrverb [ T ]

us /ˈmɑr·t̬ər/

to be killed or be made to suffer because of your beliefs

(Definition of “martyr” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)