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    sacrifice - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sacrifice

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