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(noun, verb)


There are 9 meanings of the word Sacrifice.

How to pronounce sacrifice:


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)

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)
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Sacrifice - as a verb

Endure the loss of

Example: "He gave his life for his children"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

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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