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"sake" in British English

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sakenoun

uk   /seɪk/ us   /seɪk/
  • sake noun (HELP)

for the sake of sb/for sb's sake

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B2 in order to help or bring advantage to someone: Please do it, for David's sake. Their parents only stayed together for the sake of the children. I hope for both our sakes that you're right!
  • sake noun (REASON)

for the sake of sth/for sth's sake
because of, or for the purpose of something: Let's not disagree for the sake of (= because of) a few dollars. Let's say, just for the sake of argument/for argument's sake (= for the purpose of this discussion), that prices rise by three percent this year. You're only arguing for the sake of arguing (= because you like arguing).

sakenoun [C or U]

also saki uk   /ˈsɑː.ki/ us   /ˈsɑː.ki/
(Definition of sake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sake" in American English

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sakenoun

us   /seɪk/
  • sake noun (ADVANTAGE)

[C] an advantage or benefit: For his sake, I hope he has some protection. She tried to look healthy, for her husband’s sake.
  • sake noun (PURPOSE)

[U] purpose or reason: He is unwilling to oppose it just for the sake of opposing.
(Definition of sake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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