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Synonyms for sacrifice
ˈsæk rəˌfaɪssac·ri·fice

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  1. sacrificeverb

    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.

    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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sacrificeverb

    offer, immolate, destroy, surrender, forego

    reserve, retain, appropriate, withhold

  2. sacrificenoun

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrificenoun

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

    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  2. sacrificenoun

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

    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  3. sacrificenoun

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

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

    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  4. sacrifice, ritual killingnoun

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

    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  5. sacrificeverb

    (baseball) an out that advances the base runners

    forfeit, forfeiture, ritual killing

  6. sacrifice, giveverb

    endure the loss of

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

    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. sacrificeverb

    kill or destroy

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


  8. sacrificeverb

    sell at a loss


  9. sacrificeverb

    make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sacrificeverb

    immolate, offer up

  2. sacrificeverb

    surrender, give up

  3. sacrificenoun


  4. sacrificenoun

    offering, oblation

  5. sacrificenoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sacrificenoun

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

  2. sacrificeverb

    offer, immolate, surrender, give up, forego

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How to use sacrifice in a sentence?

  1. Clayton Chau:

    This is not about you, this is about our children. This is about our next generation... I can appeal to them that you need to do this. You need to do this little sacrifice because we have to ensure that our environment is safe for our children to grow.

  2. Matt Zeller:

    Starbucks, like we do, acknowledge their sacrifice and their effort is that of a veteran.

  3. Teklit Girmay:

    We have no issues over reconciling with our Eritrean brothers. But we will not leave Badme. We do not want peace by giving away this land after all the sacrifice.

  4. Vivian Joseph:

    An Olympic medal is the ultimate sports symbol of hard work, sacrifice and the perseverance of athletes, parents and coaches, we are happy the issue of our medal has finally been resolved.

  5. Max Beerbohm:

    No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.

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