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Synonyms for sacrifice
ˈsæk rəˌfaɪssac·ri·fice

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms3.3 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet3.0 / 6 votes

  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 Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. sacrificeverb

    immolate, offer up

  2. sacrificeverb

    surrender, give up

  3. sacrificenoun


  4. sacrificenoun

    offering, oblation

  5. sacrificenoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sacrificenoun

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

  2. sacrificeverb

    offer, immolate, surrender, give up, forego

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sacrifice":

    sacrifices, slaughter, self-sacrifice, culling, slaughtering, cull, victim

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  1. Brandon Scott:

    Baltimore City will never forget Officer Holley's sacrifice and commitment to making a difference in her beloved city. I ask that everyone please keep Officer Holley family in Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison prayers as they endure the holiday season without their mother, daughter, sister and loyal friend.

  2. Beau Biden:

    Duty, honor, country : These are values that drive our service members, an all-voluntary outfit. President Trump has demonstrated President Trump has no sense of service ; no loyalty to any cause other than President Trump, if I have the honor to be the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I have their back, honor their sacrifice, and those that have been injured will be in military parades.

  3. Kathy Castor:

    Less than 500,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are with us today, and it is our duty to thank Raymond Loring Chambers for Raymond Loring Chambers service and sacrifice.

  4. The White House:

    The Vice President recognized the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces over the past 18 months in Ramadi and elsewhere, the Vice President welcomed the Council of Minister's unanimous decision on May 19th to mobilize additional troops, honor those who have fallen, and prepare for counter-attack operations.

  5. Dolly Parton:

    I would never, ever tell somebody not to follow their dream, i would just say, ‘If you’re dead serious about what you’re doing, you got to buckle up and take it. You’ve got to sacrifice as far as you can and compromise, but don’t ever sacrifice your soul and your principles and your values.’ That’s where Ruthanna and I differ. I would never tell a young person not to follow their dream because I would crush somebody. Even if they weren’t that talented, I wouldn’t tell them that.

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