Meaning of “sacrifice” - Learner’s Dictionary

sacrifice

noun [ C, U ] uk us /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.
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-sacrifice

(Definition of “sacrifice noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)