Self-sacrifice meaning

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Self-sacrifice is giving up something you want or something you desire for the greater good or to help others.

An example of self-sacrifice is when you go without your morning latte so you can donate that amount of money to charity instead.

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Sacrifice of one's personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.
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Sacrifice of oneself or one's own interests for the benefit, or the supposed benefit, of others.
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The giving up of one's own benefit, especially giving up one's life, for the good of others.

His brave self-sacrifice won him a posthumous medal, but I think he'd have preferred to receive it in person.

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