(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. oblation, offering, hecatomb, holocaust; immolation, self-denial. —v. t. renounce, give up; immolate. See giving, idolatry, atonement, destruction.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An offering to a deity]
Syn. offering, tribute, oblation, expiation, atonement, reparation, penance, propitiation, libation, sacrificial lamb, burnt offering.
2. [A loss]
Syn. discount, deduction, reduction; see loss 1 .
3. [In baseball, a play that advances a runner at the expense of the batter]
Syn. fielder's choice, sacrifice fly, bunt, noble deed*.
1. [To offer to a deity]
Syn. consecrate, immolate, dedicate, give up, devote, offer up, hallow, worship, make an offering of; see also bless 3 .
2. [To give up as a means to an end]
Syn. forfeit, forgo, relinquish, yield, suffer the loss of, permit injury to, renounce, spare, give up, let go, resign oneself to, endure the loss of, sacrifice oneself, abandon oneself to, surrender, part with, waive, go astray from.
3. [To sell at a loss]
Syn. cut, reduce, sell out, sell at a bargain, have a fire sale, mark down, take shrinkage, take a beating, incur a loss, sell for a song*; see also decrease 2 , lose 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
offering, concession, loss, relinquishment, surrendering.
give up, trade off, forfeit, let go, offer, surrender, relinquish, dispose of, cede, forgo.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. One or more living creatures slain and offered to a deity as part of a religious rite: hecatomb, immolation, offering, victim. See RELIGION. 2. A loss sustained in the accomplishment of or as the result of something: cost, expense, price, toll1. See TRANSACTIONS. II verb To offer as a sacrifice: immolate, victimize. See GIVE, RELIGION.

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