sacrifice

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noun
1 giving sth up
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, enormous, great, heavy, huge, real, tremendous
financial, personal
heroic, noble
final, supreme, ultimate

Soldiers who die for their country have made the supreme sacrifice.

VERB + SACRIFICE
be

I know it's a sacrifice for you, but please try to understand.

make
involve, mean, require

Completing the course will require sacrifice.

2 part of a ceremony
ADJECTIVE
animal, human
pagan, religious, ritual
blood
VERB + SACRIFICE
perform
offer (sth as)
PREPOSITION
sacrifice to

Food and wine were offered as sacrifices to the gods.

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verb
ADVERB
gladly, willingly
VERB + SACRIFICE
be forced to, be obliged to, have to
be prepared to, be ready to, be willing to

She was prepared to sacrifice having a family in order to pursue her career.

PREPOSITION
for

soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country

to

In her writing, clarity is sometimes sacrificed to (= for the sake of) brevity.

PHRASES
sacrifice sth for the sake of sth

Comfort has been sacrificed for the sake of improved performance.

Sacrifice is used with these nouns as the object: ↑animal, ↑confidentiality, ↑lamb, ↑liberty, ↑life, ↑pride, ↑quality

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  • Sacrifice — • This term is identical with the English offering (Latin offerre) and the German Opfer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacrifice     Sacrifice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SACRIFICE — Le sacrifice comporte deux pôles: d’un côté, on offre et, de l’autre, on se prive de ce que l’on offre. L’histoire des religions et l’ethnologie se préoccupent surtout du premier aspect; le sacrifice est étudié comme rite. Les moralistes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sacrifice — (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred , from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacr , sacred + facere , to make ) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people …   Wikipedia

  • Sacrifice — Разработчик Shiny Entertainment Издатели Windows …   Википедия

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice. s. m. Action par laquelle on offre quelque chose à Dieu, avec certaines ceremonies, pour luy rendre un hommage souverain. Sacrifice solemnel. sacrifice propitiatoire, expiatoire. les sacrifices de l ancienne loy. faire un sacrifice.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sacrifice — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Sacrifice» Sencillo de Elton John del álbum Sleeping with the Past Lado B « Love is a Cannibal (primer lanzamiento) Healing Hands (segundo lanzamiento)» …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great pomp, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice, Sacrificium, Supplicium, Immolatio. Sacrifice et tout autre chose qu on fait ou qu on donne pour la satisfaction du peché, Piaculum. Sacrifices faits de bestes qui ruminent et remaschent, Hostiae ruminales. Faire sacrifice avec grande… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • sacrifice — [sak′rə fīs΄] n. [OFr < L sacrificium < sacer, SACRED + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) the act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity b) something so offered 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacrificed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacrificing}.] [From {Sacrifice}, n.: cf. F. sacrifier, L. sacrificare; sacer sacred, holy + ficare (only in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] 1. To make an offering of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacrifice — Entwickler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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