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sake

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noun \ˈsāk\

Definition of sake

  1. 1 :  end, purpose for the sake of argument

  2. 2a :  the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (such as an ideal) free to pursue learning for its own sake — M. S. Eisenhowerb :  personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

Origin and Etymology of sake

Middle English, dispute, guilt, purpose, from Old English sacu guilt, action at law; akin to Old High German sahha action at law, cause, Old English sēcan to seek — more at seek


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sake

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noun sa·ke \ˈsä-kē\
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saki

Definition of sake

  1. :  a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot

Origin and Etymology of sake

Japanese sake

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms



SAKE Defined for Kids

sake

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noun \ˈsāk\

Definition of sake for Students

  1. 1 :  purpose Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that it was a mistake.

  2. 2 :  welfare 1, benefit “… when you see the castle you must persuade him to stay there, for his own sake.” — Pearl S. Buck, The Big Wave



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