sacrifice for

sacrifice (someone or something) for (someone or something else)

1. To give up, relinquish, or surrender someone or something in order to obtain someone or something, benefit someone or something, or achieve some purpose. I had to sacrifice my favorite three baseball cards to get my hands on the ultra-rare Mickey Mantle card Tom was carrying. He sacrificed a lot of opportunities for you, and this is how you repay him? I don't mind sacrificing a weekend for a chance to win a million dollars on TV.
2. To permit harm, death, destruction, or failure to someone or something in order to obtain something or for some purpose. Their government is clearly willing to sacrifice its citizens for this foolish war. Sarah sacrificed a lot of friendships and relationships for her place at the head of the company.
See also: sacrifice, something

sacrifice someone or something for someone or something

to forfeit someone or something for the sake of someone or something. Surely you won't sacrifice your dear wife for a silly twit like Francine! Would you sacrifice your bank account for a chance to go to Europe?
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References in classic literature ?
But the countess did not want the question put like that: she did not want a sacrifice from her son, she herself wished to make a sacrifice for him.
"We do the ritual sacrifice for the Hajj celebration every year," said Hajji Hassan Che Kob, 64, the chairman of the mosque.
In fact, he said, Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) gave an immortal sacrifice for the supremacy of humanity and Islamic teachings.
In fact, Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) gave an immortal sacrifice for the supremacy of humanity and Islamic teachings.
The question that we must ponder is what are we willing to sacrifice for the sake of Allah?
'Mom's greatest sacrifice for me and my family is that she works day and night just to give us what we need, and also the luxurious things that will make us happy.
The Day, he said, represents a new day in our history to show appreciation of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives and all that is precious for their country and showed that nothing is more precious than the nation, a day that represent the Martyrs' sacrifice for the sake of their future and the hope for the country to be the most beautiful homeland.
Kalavati's neighbour Ramdhani Yadav (33) and his brother Gulab (28), were also visiting the tantrik and were advised by him to perform a human sacrifice for health, wealth and prosperity.
Halbertal claims that despite all its transcendent glory, adoption of the notion of "sacrifice for" can generate especially terrible consequences: "misguided self-transcendence is morally more problematic and lethal than a disproportionate attachment to self-interest" (78, italics in original).
(Apparently, Orthodox theologians in the East do not get as exercised about these theories as we do in the West.) How is Christ's sacrifice for sin to be understood?
Dysfunctional values married to catastrophic leadership have led us to the place you go when you are made to believe that solution is sacrifice and that sacrifice for a just cause is not noble but, rather, out of the question.
Although commitment has yet to be shown to influence sacrificing for trivial (i.e., low severity) conflicts, committed individuals indeed report greater willingness to sacrifice for severe transgressions than non-committed individuals (Powell & Van Vugt, 2003).
The making of a small sacrifice for a larger gain, is a common tactic of chess masters.
On this day each year, we are meant to remember how Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind.
The sins of hatred, misunderstanding, and violence killed him, but by enduring the destruction of his body he gave indestructible hope to all who suffer and who sacrifice for others, and forgiveness to those who inflict suffering or refuse to live generously.