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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. Tommy Clack:

    We want future generations to understand the cost of freedom because freedom is not free, the younger generation needs to grasp the reality that there is a world out there that wants to do them harm. And I hope that this May 30th everyone takes a moment to say thank you for that sacrifice.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    Now it's our time. We must sacrifice together because we are all in this together and we'll come through together, we're going to defeat the invisible enemy. I think we're going to do it even faster than we thought, and it will be a completely victory. It'll be a total victory.

  3. Aleister Crowley:

    Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.

  4. Robert Isom:

    Every worker at Elmhurst has seen and experienced challenges many of us can not imagine. They've given so much of themselves and chose to serve their community with care, compassion and equity for every patient, when they are able to take a break, we hope the time away will help them and their loved ones recharge and that they feel our deepest appreciation for their sacrifice and heroism.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    As you know, in our country, there were many victims in almost every family. Among the Jews murdered by the Nazis, there were many citizens of the Soviet Union [and] Russia. They were the ones who made a big sacrifice for victory over the Nazis.

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