sacrifice – meaning in Easy English

(1) To sacrifice something that is valuable or important means to give it away for someone, or for God. To sacrifice an animal means to kill it as an offering to God (or to false gods). — (2) Something that is important to you that you give to someone else for a special reason. God told the Israelites to make sacrifices to him. Usually it was a special animal that the priests killed. And then they burned it on the altar.