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

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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.
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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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Animals, brought up with love and care, would be sacrificed for God, as a token of submission to the command of God.
One such pattern may give us an insight into the nature of sacrifice, the indicators that point to its purposeful existence, how one thing can be sacrificed for another but greater thing.
Khanwada-e-Aal-e-Mohammad (AS) sacrificed for the supremacy of Islam and promotion of Deen-e-Mohammadi that is a great eternal deed for which Islam and humanity are imbibed to them.
Similarly, as in the case of Kierkegaard's interpretation of Abraham, morality itself may be sacrificed for the sake of some greater value.
It reinforces our loyalty and faithfulness to Allah, for all other loyalties become secondary as they are sacrificed for the sake of this loyalty.
"Carrying out a 'general rehearsal' in which a live animal is sacrificed for demonstrational purposes only, while a substitute - like a model of a sheep - can be used, is unjustified and unnecessary," he claimed.
I personally witnessed the price paid by young men and women who had willingly sacrificed for our liberty and were recuperating from their wounds.
Jesus wanted the Father to forgive all the sins of mankind, so He took all our sins upon Him and allowed Himself to be sacrificed for us; thus enabling us to enter His Kingdom through His Divine Mercy, in spite of our imperfections.
We were encouraged to venerate those who sacrificed for others, including fathers, who sacrificed in their jobs to provide for children, and mothers, who sacrificed of their time and energy to care for children.
For Horus, the new king, Seth represents the organic, self-gratifying appetitive drive associated with the bodily realm that must be sacrificed for the resurrection of the deeper human impulse toward an embrace of higher spiritual, Other-centered realities.
"On this, the eve of Veterans Day, many of us remember those who sacrificed for this country.