sacrifice to

sacrifice someone or something to someone or something

to make an offering of or give up someone or something to someone or some power. The high priest prepared to sacrifice the prisoner to the gods. I sacrificed a lot of money to a fancy lifestyle.
See also: sacrifice
References in classic literature ?
Thanks to a sacrifice to your interests and your happiness, on Miss Silvester's part--which I tell you frankly I have done my utmost to prevent--I am in a position to prove positively that Arnold Brinkworth was a single man when he married you from my house in Kent.
Love, however barbarously we may corrupt and pervert its meaning, as it is a laudable, is a rational passion, and can never be violent but when reciprocal; for though the Scripture bids us love our enemies, it means not with that fervent love which we naturally bear towards our friends; much less that we should sacrifice to them our lives, and what ought to be dearer to us, our innocence.
In the land they live in that is a tremendous sacrifice to make.
When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.
Millions of Muslims around the world will offer a sacrifice to God on the first full day of the holiday.
cites multiple theologians and conciliar doctrine that affirm the crucifixion is a sacrifice, in fact the sacrifice to end all sacrifices.
While humans often give each other gifts with the expectation of eventually gaining some benefit in return, sacrifice to God should transcend such considerations.
People are enthusiastic about the festival, according to which Prophet Abraham presented his son Ishmael as a sacrifice to Allah.
There is rejoicing that a respected anthropologist should move from a purely secular stance to embrace Catholic Christianity, but his interpretation of the cross as the sacrifice to end all sacrifice has awkward implications for our understanding of the eucharist.
The issue is not that Shiloh in its day and Jerusalem currently were not to have houses of the Lord in which to sacrifice to expiate sins, but that Israel and Judah did not heed the spoken word of God to the ancient forebears of the people:
Judas then decided to send money to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be offered for the sins of the dead:
1) In these chapters the ritual practices inherited by the Qin are criticized in favor of a sacrifice to Heaven: "En fait, le sacrifice jiao adresse au Ciel est le rite le plus important au regard des regles redigees par les saints d'autrefois.
Jephthah's Daughter: A Lament is a ceremony which offers an opportunity to grieve the sacrifice of Jephthah's daughter, and to ponder the meaning of her sacrifice to us today.
Allah intended for the sacrifice to prove that Ibrahim's love for Allah was greater than anything in the world.