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Another word for sacrifice

  1. One or more living creatures slain and offered to a deity as part of a religious rite

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  2. A loss sustained in the accomplishment of or as the result of something

      1. A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
      2. A charge for service or extra service, as for transportation, for a long-distance telephone call, or, formerly, for having one's grain milled
      3. An amount or extent of loss or destruction, as of life, health, or property:
      1. The amount of money, etc. asked or paid for something; cost; charge
      2. A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person:
      3. The cost at which something is obtained:
      1. Charges or costs met with in running a business, doing one's work, maintaining property, etc.
      2. An expenditure of money; a cost:
      3. Any cost or sacrifice
      1. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used.
      2. (Law) Charges incurred in bringing litigation, including court fees and charges that may be payable by the losing party, but usually not including attorneys' fees.
      3. An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price.
  1. To offer as a sacrifice

Another word for sacrifice

  1. An offering to a deity

      1. Something offered and burnt on an altar, as an atonement for sin; a sacrifice.
      2. An animal, food, etc. burned at an altar as an offering or sacrifice to a god
      3. A slaughtered animal or other offering burned on an altar as a religious sacrifice.
      1. (Informal) A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
      2. The ritual of pouring out wine or oil upon the ground as a sacrifice to a god
      3. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
      1. The act of propitiating.
      2. Something that propitiates, especially a conciliatory offering to a god.
      1. An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.
      2. (R.C.Ch., Eastern Orthodox Ch.) A sacrament involving the confession of sin, repentance, and acceptance of the satisfaction imposed, followed by absolution by a priest
      3. A sacrament in some Christian churches that includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution.
      1. A repairing or being repaired; restoration to good condition
      2. Compensation by a nation defeated in a war for economic losses suffered by the victor or for crimes committed against individuals, payable in money, labor, goods, etc.
      3. The act or process of repairing or the condition of being repaired.
      1. (--- Judaism) An individual's reconciliation with God by means of repentance and confession of one's transgressions.
      2. Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong; expiation.
      3. (--- Christianity) The reconciliation of God and humans brought about by the redemptive life and death of Jesus.
      1. The act of expiating; atonement.
      2. A means of expiating.
      1. The thing or things offered; esp., the bread and wine of the Eucharist
      2. A charitable offering or gift.
      3. The act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
      1. A gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration:
      2. Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic:
      3. A payment in money or other valuables made by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection or security.
      1. A contribution or gift, especially one made at a religious service.
      2. That which has been offered; a sacrifice.
      3. The act of making an offer
  2. A loss

      1. The amount by which something is lessened or diminished:
      2. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
      3. The result of reducing:
      1. A conclusion reached by this process.
      2. An amount that is or may be deducted:
      3. (Logic) The act or process of deducing; reasoning from the general to the specific, or from premises to a logically valid conclusion; also, a conclusion reached by such reasoning
      1. The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
      2. A reduction from the full or standard amount of a price or value.
      3. A reduction from a usual or list price
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  3. In baseball, a play that advances a runner at the expense of the batter

      1. A disease that destroys the grain of wheat and other grasses, caused by various fungi (genus Tilletia)
      2. A smut disease of wheat and other cereal grasses, caused by fungi of the genus Tilletia and resulting in grains filled with foul-smelling, sooty black spores.
      3. The middle portion of a sail, especially a square one, that is shaped like a pouch to increase the effect of the wind.
      1. A fly ball enabling a runner to score after it is caught by a fielder.
      2. (Baseball) A fly ball that allowed a runner to advance after it was caught
      3. (Baseball) A fly ball that is caught for an out and that enables a runner to score from third base after the catch
      1. A play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing base runner, thus allowing the batter to reach first base safely.
  1. To offer to a deity

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  2. To give up as a means to an end

  3. To sell at a loss