Sacrifice

What is Sacrifice ?

Sacrifice is (noun) 1. a thing which you give up to achieve something more important He finally won the compe- tition, but at great personal sacrifice. She made many financial sacrifices to get her children through university. 2. making an of- fering to a god by killing an animal or person He ordered the sacrifice of two lambs to please the gods. 3. an animal offered to a god Cockerels, lambs and goats were all of- fered as sacrifices to their gods.(verb) 1. to give something up I have sacrificed my ca- reer to be able to stay at home and bring up my children. She has sacrificed herself for the cause of animal welfare. 2. to offer some- thing as a sacrifice The priests sacrificed a goat to the goddess.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level