sacrificar

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sacrificar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to renounce)
a. to sacrifice
Tener un hijo implica sacrificar la rumba en los fines de semana.Having a baby means sacrificing partying on the weekends.
b. to give up
Sacrifiqué salir con mis amigos durante meses para aprobar las oposiciones.I gave up going out with my friends for months in order to pass the public examinations.
2. (religious)
a. to sacrifice
En muchas culturas, sacrificar a humanos era una parte importante de los rituales religiosos.In many cultures, sacrificing humans was an important part of religious rituals.
3. (to kill for consumption)
a. to slaughter
Me hice vegetariana al enterarme de la cantidad de animales que sacrifican.I became a vegetarian after finding out how many animals were slaughtered.
4. (to euthanize)
a. to put to sleep
El veterinario sacrificó a nuestro perro porque estaba agonizando.The vet put our dog to sleep because it was in agony.
b. to put down
Decidimos sacrificar a la gata porque su enfermedad no tenía cura.We decided to put our cat down because her illness wasn't curable.
sacrificarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to deny oneself)
a. to deprive oneself
Me he sacrificado y no he comido dulces porque quiero adelgazar.I have deprived myself of eating candy because I want to lose weight.
6. (religious)
a. to make sacrifices
Si quieres ser cura tendrás que sacrificarte por Dios.If you want to be a priest you will have to make sacrifices for God.
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sacrificar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (renunciar a)
a. to sacrifice, to give up
2. (matar; para consumo)
a. to slaughter
3. (por enfermedad)
a. to put down
4. (a los dioses)
a. to sacrifice
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (general)
a.
sacrificarse (para hacer algo)to make sacrifices (in order to do something)
sacrificarse por alguiento make sacrifices for somebody
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sacrificar
transitive verb
1 (Religión) to sacrifice;a to
2 (matar) [+ganado] to slaughter; [+animal doméstico] to put to sleep
pronominal verb
sacrificarse to sacrifice o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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