English version

sacrifice in Religion topic

sacrificesacrifice2 ●●○ verb  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 A Labour government chose to sacrifice defence for welfare.sacrifice something to do something He sacrificed a promising career to look after his kids.sacrifice yourself (for something) 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 ceremony→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sacrificeNot literally, perhaps-but he wanted to know how much I would go through for him, how much I would sacrifice.He sacrificed a promising career to look after his handicapped daughter.Some will be prepared to sacrifice a short-term class advantage to the mandate for a long-term restoration of the national well-being.This is what nature does: it sacrifices elegance for reliability.Two men so different in appearance and manner, yet both prepared to sacrifice her feelings on the altar of their ambition.Her letters reveal the extent to which she had sacrificed her identity.The nation is not prepared to sacrifice its independence for the sake of an alliance with a powerful neighbour.He sacrificed status to remain in Middlemarch and even so can not see her.What we are being asked to do now is to sacrifice the development of these areas in order to protect the environment.The intense preliminary bombardment, so characteristic of Pétain, was just too prolonged and sacrificed the vital element of surprise.Is he a deity bearing off animals that have been sacrificed to him?sacrifice yourself (for something)We'd have to sacrifice ourselves, to be transformed, instantly.She is prepared to sacrifice herself again for some one else.It would seem likely that more people get themselves killed out of pride than sacrifice themselves for any moral end.She sacrificed herself for her country.He asked each of his older girls to sacrifice herself for the family.I urgently felt the need to sacrifice myself for the underprivileged.But my duty is to sacrifice myself to save the army which has so nobly done its duty to defend Vicksburg.So would I. You need to be uncomplicated, maybe, to sacrifice yourself willingly.