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SACRIFICE

(noun, verb)

Definitions

There are 9 meanings of the word Sacrifice.

How to pronounce sacrifice:

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Sacrifice - as a noun

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

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
forfeit13forfeiture16

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

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

Example: "He had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

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

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
ritual killing
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
killing12putting to death
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

(baseball) an out that advances the base runners

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
putout8
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Sacrifice - as a verb

Endure the loss of

Example: "He gave his life for his children"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
give8

Kill or destroy

Example: "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"

Sell at a loss

Make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
offer11offer up
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Example Sentences

"She made a sacrifice to save her sister from the fire."
"The soldier's sacrifice will always be remembered."
"He made a great sacrifice to provide for his family."
"The sacrifice of his time and energy paid off in the end."
"The sacrifice of his job was necessary for his personal growth."
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Word Game Points

Is SACRIFICE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, sacrifice is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

SACRIFICE has a SCRABBLE points total of 16.

Is SACRIFICE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, sacrifice is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
SACRIFICE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 18.

Is SACRIFICE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, sacrifice is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
SACRIFICE has a WORDFEUD points total of 18.

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