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sake

noun uk   /seɪk/ us  

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 pounds. 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).

sake noun (EMPHASIS)

for goodness', God's, Pete's, heaven's, etc. sake used to emphasize requests or orders when you are angry or have lost patience: For goodness' sake don't let her know I told you!
Translations of “sake”
in Spanish por, por motivo de, por el bien de…
in French dans l’intérêt de qqn, pour l’amour de…
in German zuliebe, um…willen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帮助…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幫助…
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