verb (used with object), sac·ri·ficed, sac·ri·fic·ing.
verb (used without object), sac·ri·ficed, sac·ri·fic·ing.
- sacred roman rota,
- sacred site,
- sacred thread,
- sacred writ,
- sacrifice fly,
- sacrifice paddock,
- sacrificial anode,
Origin of sacrifice
Examples from the Web for sacrificed
The Good Wife leaves us wondering how many people have sacrificed their beliefs for their careers.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Doha News, it was around this time that Al-Thani sacrificed his Supercomplication watch to pay for the debts.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh|Lizzie Crocker|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Predictably, state funding for mental health services is sacrificed during downturns, like the Recession we just experienced.
They were presumably brought down and sacrificed in ATM to help garner favor for a possibly ailing community.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The adorned temple of Haldi was described as having multiple gates, where large numbers of animals were sacrificed.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again|Nina Strochlic|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had sacrificed herself to him; therefore he had sacrificed himself to her.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Then he sacrificed young men and maidens: but the blood still bubbled.The Expositor's Bible|F. W. Farrar
But "I have sacrificed the pleasure of meeting my loved ones, and given up all, for the good of this people."The Story of a Life|J. Breckenridge Ellis
Robespierre might have saved Danton: he preferred to let him be sacrificed.The French Revolution|Hilaire Belloc
And yet, after the stress of war, she had sacrificed all that she held most dear in order to become the friend of Weirmarsh.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Word Origin for sacrifice
late 13c., "offering of something (especially a life) to a deity as an act of propitiation or homage;" mid-14c., "that which is offered in sacrifice," from Old French sacrifise "sacrifice, offering" (12c.), from Latin sacrificium, from sacrificus "performing priestly functions or sacrifices," from sacra "sacred rites" (properly neuter plural of sacer "sacred;" see sacred) + root of facere "to do, perform" (see factitious).
Latin sacrificium is glossed in Old English by ansegdniss. Sense of "act of giving up one thing for another; something given up for the sake of another" is first recorded 1590s. Baseball sense first attested 1880.
c.1300, "to offer something (to a deity, as a sacrifice)," from sacrifice (n.). Meaning "surrender, give up, suffer to be lost" is from 1706. Related: Sacrificed; sacrificing. Agent noun forms include sacrificer, sacrificator (both 16c., the latter from Latin); and sacrificulist (17c.).