Meaning of sacrifice

Definition of sacrifice

(noun) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
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; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
(baseball) an out that advances the base runners
(verb) endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
sell at a loss
make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals

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