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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-sacrifice KillingMurder and attempted murderReligious practices
Translations of “sacrifice”
in Korean 희생, 제물…
in Arabic تَضْحِية, أُضْحِية…
in French sacrifice…
in Turkish fedakârlık, özveri, kurban olma…
in Italian sacrificio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放棄, 犧牲, 獻出…
in Russian жертва, жертвоприношение…
in Polish poświęcenie, ofiara…
in Spanish sacrificio…
in Portuguese sacrifício…
in German das Opfer…
in Catalan sacrifici…
in Japanese 犠牲, いけにえ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放弃, 牺牲, 献出…
(Definition of sacrifice noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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