Synonyms of sacrifice


1. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice, act, deed, human action, human activity

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

2. sacrifice, personnel casualty, loss

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

3. sacrifice, loss

usage: a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

4. sacrifice, ritual killing, killing, kill, putting to death

usage: the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

5. sacrifice, putout

usage: (baseball) an out that advances the base runners


1. sacrifice, give, release, relinquish, resign, free, give up

usage: endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"

2. sacrifice, kill

usage: kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"

3. sacrifice, sell

usage: sell at a loss

4. sacrifice, offer, offer up

usage: make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

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Definition and meaning of sacrifice (Dictionary)