sacrifice - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlesacrificing
past tensesacrificed
past participlesacrificed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to give up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else
    sacrifice something to do something:

    She sacrificed her career to bring up the children.

    sacrifice something for something:

    Would you sacrifice some of your salary for more holiday time?

  2. 2
    [transitive] to kill a person or animal as part of a ceremony to honour a god or spirit
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to hit the ball in a game of baseball so that a runner can move ahead to the next base