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Martyr

Mar´tyr
n.1.
1.One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
2.Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle, or to sustain a cause.
Then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell,
Thou fall'st a blessed martyr !
- Shak.
v. t.1.To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
[imp. & p. p. Martyred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Martyring.]
2.To persecute; to torment; to torture.
Noun1.Martyrmartyr - one who suffers for the sake of principle
Synonyms: sufferer
2.martyr - one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
Verb1.martyr - kill as a martyr; "Saint Sebastian was martyred"
2.martyr - torture and torment like a martyr
Synonyms: martyrise, martyrize
To dream that you are a martyr, signifies rivals near you will verbally harm you. To see martyrs in your dream, denotes false friends, domestic unrest, and loss.afflict, agonize, ail, angel, angel of light, angel of love, annihilate, archangel, beatified soul, bereave of life, bite, bloody, burn, canonized mortal, carry away, carry off, celestial, chafe, cherub, cherubim, chloroform, claw, convulse, crucify, cut, cut down, cut off, deprive of life, destroy, dispatch, dispose of, distress, do away with, do for, do to death, end, excruciate, execute, exterminate, fester, finish, finish off, fret, gall, give pain, gnaw, grate, grind, gripe, harrow, heavenly being, hurt, immolate, impale, inflame, inflict pain, irritate, kill, kill by inches, lacerate, lancinate, launch into eternity, liquidate, lynch, macerate, make away with, martyrize, messenger of God, nip, object of compassion, pain, patron saint, pierce, pinch, poison, poor devil, prey, prick, principality, prolong the agony, punish, purge, put away, put down, put to death, put to sleep, put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, recording angel, remove from life, rip, rub, sacrifice, saint, savage, saved soul, scarify, seraph, seraphim, slay, soul in glory, stab, starve, sting, take life, take off, torture, try, tweak, twist, wound, wretch, wring
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