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Synonyms for sacrifice
ˈsæk rəˌfaɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice(noun)

    the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  2. sacrifice(noun)

    personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  3. sacrifice(noun)

    a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value

    "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  4. sacrifice, ritual killing(noun)

    the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  5. sacrifice(verb)

    (baseball) an out that advances the base runners

    Synonyms:
    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  6. sacrifice, give(verb)

    endure the loss of

    "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"

    Synonyms:
    commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, impart, pass on, move over, return, establish, reach, present, have, fall in, make, pay, throw, gift, kick in, feed, break, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, founder, devote, hold, pass, render, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, generate, contribute, afford, hand

  7. sacrifice(verb)

    kill or destroy

    "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"

    Synonyms:
    give

  8. sacrifice(verb)

    sell at a loss

    Synonyms:
    give

  9. sacrifice(verb)

    make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

    Synonyms:
    give

Wiktionary

  1. sacrifice(verb)

    To trade (a value of higher worth) for one of lesser worth in order to gain something else valued more such as an ally or business relationship or to avoid an even greater loss; to sell without profit to gain something other than money.

    Synonyms:
    at a loss, sell

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sacrifice

    To surrender is to give up upon compulsion, as to an enemy in war, hence to give up to any person, passion, influence, or power. To yield is to give place or give way under pressure, and hence under compulsion. Yield implies more softness or concession than surrender; the most determined men may surrender to overwhelming force; when one yields, his spirit is at least somewhat subdued. A monarch or a state cedes territory perhaps for a consideration; surrenders an army, a navy, or a fortified place to a conqueror; a military commander abandons an untenable position or unavailable stores. We sacrifice something precious through error, friendship, or duty, yield to convincing reasons, a stronger will, winsome persuasion, or superior force. Compare ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, alienate, capitulate, cede, give, give oneself up, give over, give up, let go, relinquish, surrender, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sacrifice(v)

    Synonyms:
    offer, immolate, destroy, surrender, forego

    Antonyms:
    reserve, retain, appropriate, withhold

  2. sacrifice(n)

    Synonyms:
    offering, oblation, immolation, surrender, destruction, atonement, propitiation, appeasement, expiation

    Antonyms:
    reservation, appropriation, retention, salvation, rescue, offence, transgression

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sacrifice(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    immolate, offer up

  2. sacrifice(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surrender, give up

  3. sacrifice(n.)

    Synonyms:
    immolation

  4. sacrifice(n.)

    Synonyms:
    offering, oblation

  5. sacrifice(n.)

    Synonyms:
    surrender

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sacrifice(n)

    Synonyms:
    oblation, immolation, surrender, loss, giving up, holocaust, hecatomb

  2. sacrifice(v)

    Synonyms:
    offer, immolate, surrender, give up, forego

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How to use sacrifice in a sentence?

  1. Joe Dimeo:

    I'd like to recognize the selflessness of my donor, and how none of this would be possible without his sacrifice.

  2. David Satterfield:

    Is this a big sacrifice for retailers? No. But, symbolically, it's a good step.

  3. Xu Zhou:

    You must give up something if you want a car at that price, so I sacrifice ESC, if a car has ESC, that's great, but if not, you have to be more careful when you drive.

  4. Ildefonso Guajardo:

    We're not going to sacrifice the quality of an agreement because of pressure of time. We'll keep engaged.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.

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