sacrifice englannista suomeksi
To give away (something valuable) to get at least a possibility of gaining something else of value (such as self-respect, trust, love, freedom, prosperity), or to avoid an even greater loss.
1964, (w), ''(w)'' ((w))
- Don’t you break my heart / ’Cause I sacrifice to make you happy.
''“God sacrificed His only begotten Son, so that all people might have eternal life.”'' (a paraphrase of John 3:16)
- Condemned to sacrifice his childish years / To babbling ignorance, and to empty fears.
1857, (w), ''of Clerical Life''
- The Baronet had sacrificed a large sum (..) for the sake of (..) making this boy his heir.
To trade (a value of higher worth) for something of lesser worth in order to gain something else valued more, such as an ally or business relationship, or to avoid an even greater loss; to sell without profit to gain something other than money.
1957, (w), ''(w)''
- If you exchange a penny for a dollar, it is not a sacrifice; if you exchange a dollar for a penny, it is.
To intentionally give up (a piece) in order to improve one’s position on the board.
To sell at a price less than the cost or actual value.
The offering of anything to a god; a consecratory rite.
(RQ:Milton Paradise Regained)
The destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of something else; the devotion of something desirable to something higher, or to a calling deemed more pressing.
''the sacrifice of one's spare time in order to volunteer''
(RQ:Milton Paradise Lost)
A loss of profit.
A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
(verb form of)