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I UK [ˈsækrɪfaɪs] / US [ˈsækrɪˌfaɪs] verb
Word forms "sacrifice":
present tense I/you/we/they sacrifice he/she/it sacrifices present participle sacrificing past tense sacrificed past participle sacrificed
1) [transitive] to give up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else
sacrifice something to do something:

She sacrificed her career to bring up the children.

sacrifice something for something:

Would you sacrifice some of your salary for more holiday time?

2) [transitive] to kill a person or animal as part of a ceremony to honour a god or spirit
3) [intransitive] to hit the ball in a game of baseball so that a runner can move ahead to the next base

II UK [ˈsækrɪfaɪs] / US [ˈsækrɪˌfaɪs] noun
Word forms "sacrifice":
singular sacrifice plural sacrifices
1) [countable/uncountable] the act of giving up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else

Most of the speeches on D-Day will focus on the sacrifice of the World War II generation.

make sacrifices:

Making sacrifices is part of bringing up children.

2)
a) [countable/uncountable] the act of killing a person or animal as part of a ceremony to honour a god or spirit

Animal sacrifice is an important ritual in this religion.

b) [countable] a person or animal killed to honour a god or spirit

Goats were offered as sacrifices to the gods.

3) [countable] in baseball, an occasion when someone hits the ball so that a runner can move ahead to the next base, even though the person hitting the ball is then out

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  • Sacrifice — • This term is identical with the English offering (Latin offerre) and the German Opfer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacrifice     Sacrifice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SACRIFICE — Le sacrifice comporte deux pôles: d’un côté, on offre et, de l’autre, on se prive de ce que l’on offre. L’histoire des religions et l’ethnologie se préoccupent surtout du premier aspect; le sacrifice est étudié comme rite. Les moralistes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sacrifice — (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred , from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacr , sacred + facere , to make ) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people …   Wikipedia

  • Sacrifice — Разработчик Shiny Entertainment Издатели Windows …   Википедия

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice. s. m. Action par laquelle on offre quelque chose à Dieu, avec certaines ceremonies, pour luy rendre un hommage souverain. Sacrifice solemnel. sacrifice propitiatoire, expiatoire. les sacrifices de l ancienne loy. faire un sacrifice.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sacrifice — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Sacrifice» Sencillo de Elton John del álbum Sleeping with the Past Lado B « Love is a Cannibal (primer lanzamiento) Healing Hands (segundo lanzamiento)» …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great pomp, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice, Sacrificium, Supplicium, Immolatio. Sacrifice et tout autre chose qu on fait ou qu on donne pour la satisfaction du peché, Piaculum. Sacrifices faits de bestes qui ruminent et remaschent, Hostiae ruminales. Faire sacrifice avec grande… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • sacrifice — [sak′rə fīs΄] n. [OFr < L sacrificium < sacer, SACRED + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) the act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity b) something so offered 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacrificed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacrificing}.] [From {Sacrifice}, n.: cf. F. sacrifier, L. sacrificare; sacer sacred, holy + ficare (only in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] 1. To make an offering of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacrifice — Entwickler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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