Sacrificed means to give something up in order to achieve a goal. When the soldiers were sacrificing their lives, they were giving up their lives in order to protect their country.

  • She sacrificed her own safety to help the other students.

  • The company is sacrificing profits in order to improve the quality of their products.

Definition of sacrificed


To offer (something) as a gift to a deity.


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.


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.


To intentionally give up (a piece) in order to improve one’s position on the board.


To advance (a runner on base) by batting the ball so it can be caught or fielded, placing the batter out, but with insufficient time to put the runner out.


To sell at a price less than the cost or actual value.


To destroy; to kill.

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Example Sentences for sacrificed

  • 1

    The sacrifices and offerings were designed to serve the gods.

  • 2

    Sacrifices performed by women are inauspicious and not acceptable to god.

  • 3

    The practice of religion may be characterised as offering and sacrifice.

  • 4

    I offer myself sacrifice to the hatred of the Enemies of France.

  • 5

    Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.

  • 6

    The congregation anoint Solomon and Zadok the priest make sacrifices to God.

  • 7

    The person who offered the sacrifice had to avert his face.

  • 8

    Football is like life it requires perseverance, self denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect.

  • 9

    It is the willingness to sacrifice.

  • 10

    It is the sacrifice of himself for the good of humanity.