1 immolation, surrender, forfeiture, forgoing, giving up, yielding up, offering (up), offer, Christian religion oblation:
The Aztec religion demanded the sacrifice of human beings.
2 forfeiture, forgoing, giving up, relinquishment, loss:
Mrs Clinton continues her charitable work at the sacrifice of much of her time.
3 immolate, offer (up), yield (up), give up:
In their religion, they were required to sacrifice small animals to propitiate the gods
4 give up, forgo, forfeit, relinquish, surrender, let go, lose, yield, renounce, forswear; forbear, desist, cease, stop, refrain from:
She was quite ready to sacrifice her inheritance to see justice done. If you sacrificed smoking you could give the money you save to charity.