English version

sacrifice in Religion topic

sacrificesacrifice2 ●●○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [transitive]GIVE to willingly stop having something you want or doing something you like in order to get something more importantsacrifice something for something πŸ”Š A Labour government chose to sacrifice defence for welfare.sacrifice something to do something πŸ”Š He sacrificed a promising career to look after his kids.sacrifice yourself (for something) πŸ”Š mothers who sacrifice themselves for their childrenRegisterIn everyday English, people often say give up rather than sacrifice:He gave up a promising career to look after his kids.2 [intransitive, transitive]RR to kill an animal or person and offer them to a god in a religious ceremonyβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sacrificeβ€’ Not literally, perhaps-but he wanted to know how much I would go through for him, how much I would sacrifice.β€’ He sacrificed a promising career to look after his handicapped daughter.β€’ Some will be prepared to sacrifice a short-term class advantage to the mandate for a long-term restoration of the national well-being.β€’ This is what nature does: it sacrifices elegance for reliability.β€’ Two men so different in appearance and manner, yet both prepared to sacrifice her feelings on the altar of their ambition.β€’ Her letters reveal the extent to which she had sacrificed her identity.β€’ The nation is not prepared to sacrifice its independence for the sake of an alliance with a powerful neighbour.β€’ He sacrificed status to remain in Middlemarch and even so can not see her.β€’ What we are being asked to do now is to sacrifice the development of these areas in order to protect the environment.β€’ The intense preliminary bombardment, so characteristic of PΓ©tain, was just too prolonged and sacrificed the vital element of surprise.β€’ Is he a deity bearing off animals that have been sacrificed to him?sacrifice yourself (for something)β€’ We'd have to sacrifice ourselves, to be transformed, instantly.β€’ She is prepared to sacrifice herself again for some one else.β€’ It would seem likely that more people get themselves killed out of pride than sacrifice themselves for any moral end.β€’ She sacrificed herself for her country.β€’ He asked each of his older girls to sacrifice herself for the family.β€’ I urgently felt the need to sacrifice myself for the underprivileged.β€’ But my duty is to sacrifice myself to save the army which has so nobly done its duty to defend Vicksburg.β€’ So would I. You need to be uncomplicated, maybe, to sacrifice yourself willingly.