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martyr

verb

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to kill (someone) for refusing to give up a belief or cause usually used as (be) martyred
  • He was martyred for his religious beliefs.

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martyr

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of martyr (Entry 2 of 2)

as in sacrifice

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The first known use of martyr was before the 12th century

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“Martyr.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/martyr. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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