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English definition of “sacrifice”

sacrifice

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈsækrɪfaɪs/
GIVE UP something valuable that you give up in order to achieve something, or the act of giving it up: Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to succeed.Stop having or doing something
KILL something offered to a god in a religious ceremony, especially an animal that is killed, or the act of offering it → See also self-sacrificeKillingMurder and attempted murderReligious practices
(Definition of sacrifice noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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