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  Words related to sacrifice

Related / Similar Words: forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing, give

 

Definition:
  • (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners;
  • the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.;
  • the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity;
  • personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective);
  • a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice";
  • kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment";
  • make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals;
  • endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war";
  • sell at a loss;

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    Hyponyms: sacrifice fly, hecatomb, immolation, immolate

     

    Grouped Verbs: give, pay, devote, dedicate, consecrate, commit

     

    Derivational Morphology: give, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, ritual killing, sacrificer, forfeiture

     

    Anagrams: fricassee

     

    Language Translations:
    Catalan: sacrifici   Chinese: 犧牲  
    Danish: ofre   Dutch: offer and offeren  
    Finnish: uhrata and uhraus   French: sacrifice and sacrifier  
    German: Opfer and opfern   Icelandic: fórn and fórna  
    Italian: sacrificare and sacrificio   Japanese: 犠牲  
    Korean: 희생   Latin: sacrificum  
    Lithuanian: aukoti   Norwegian: offer and ofre  
    Polish: poświęcenie   Portuguese: sacrifício and sacrificar  
    Romanian: sacrificiu   Russian: жертва and жертвовать  
    Slovak: obeta and obetovať   Slovene: žrtev and žrtvovati  
    Spanish: sacrificar and sacrificio   Swedish: offer and offra  
    Telugu: త్యాగం  
     
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