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1. sacrifice

verb. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] endure the loss of.

Synonyms

  • release
  • give up
  • devote
  • pay
  • give
  • consecrate
  • commit
  • dedicate
  • relinquish
  • resign

Antonyms

  • fixed
  • occupied
  • clasp
  • enlist

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

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Rhymes with Sacrifice

  • allderdice
  • allderdice
  • allspice
  • edelweiss
  • felrice
  • fordyce
  • imprecise
  • iodice
  • midprice
  • oberweis
  • paradise
  • underprice
  • vanderslice

How do you pronounce sacrifice?

Pronounce sacrifice as ˈsækrəˌfaɪs.

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How to spell sacrifice? Is it sacrificio? Or sacrafice? Common misspellings are:

  • sacrificio
  • sacrafice

Sentences with sacrifice


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Look for companies which sacrifice dividend payments to fuel expansion.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Human sacrifice was a part of life in the ancient world.

3. Verb, base form
There's not need to sacrifice flavor when making your own popcorn at home.

Quotes about sacrifice


1. Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.
- William Barclay

2. For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable.
- Edgar Ramirez

3. The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.
- Frederick Lewis Donaldson

2. self-sacrifice

noun. acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity.

Synonyms

  • denial
  • selflessness
  • self-renunciation
  • self-abnegation
  • abnegation
  • cooperation

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • affirmative
  • prosecution
  • selfishness

Etymology

  • sacrifice (English)
  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • self- (English)

3. sacrifice

noun. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc..

Synonyms

  • human action
  • act
  • deed
  • forfeiture
  • forfeit

Antonyms

  • confined
  • unfree
  • invest
  • requisition

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

4. sacrifice

noun. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective).

Synonyms

  • loss

Antonyms

  • restrict
  • enforce

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

5. sacrifice

verb. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] kill or destroy.

Antonyms

  • existent

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

6. sacrifice

noun. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity.

Synonyms

  • kill
  • ritual killing
  • killing
  • hecatomb
  • immolation

Antonyms

  • spell
  • stuff
  • clog
  • obstruct

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

7. sacrifice

noun. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] (baseball) an out that advances the base runners.

Synonyms

  • sacrifice fly

Antonyms

  • restricted
  • restrained

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

8. sacrifice

noun. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value.

Antonyms

  • paid

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

9. sacrifice

verb. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals.

Synonyms

  • offer
  • offer up

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • classify

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)

10. sacrifice

verb. ['ˈsækrəˌfaɪs'] sell at a loss.

Antonyms

  • hold

Etymology

  • sacrificium (Latin)
  • sacrifico (Latin)
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