martyr definition

  • noun:
    • a person who decides to endure demise in the place of renounce spiritual principles.
    • a person who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle.
    • a person who endures great suffering: a martyr to arthritis.
    • One who tends to make an excellent tv show of suffering being arouse sympathy.
    • person who willingly welcomes being placed to demise for adhering openly to a single's spiritual beliefs; particularly, saints canonized after martyrdom.
    • person who sacrifices his / her life, section, or something of good price to him or her, with regard to principle or even to sustain a reason.
    • One who suffers significantly and/or constantly, also involuntarily.
    • One who, by their death, bears witness into the truth for the gospel; a person who is placed to death for his faith.
    • ergo, one that sacrifices his life, his place, or what is of good price to him, for the sake of principle, or even maintain an underlying cause.
    • Originally, a witness; a person who holds testimony to his trust.
    • one that willingly suffers death in the place of surrender his spiritual belief; person who holds experience into sincerity of his faith by publishing to death in asserting it; especially, among those Christians who in previous times had been put to death simply because they wouldn't normally renounce their religious belief: as, Stephen had been the first martyr (labeled as the protomartyr); the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
    • a person who suffers death or grievous loss in defense or on behalf of any belief or cause, or in consequence of encouraging it: because, he died a martyr to his governmental concepts or even to his devotion to technology.
    • therefore one that suffers significantly from any cause; one who is afflicted; a victim of misfortune, calamity, or infection: as, a martyr to gout, or to tight lacing.
    • [⟨ martyr, v.] An old instrument of torture where the sufferer had been put through excruciating force.
    • In wine-making, a wooden package useful for pushing red grapes.
    • person who voluntarily suffers demise as the punishment for declining to renounce their faith
    • one who suffers for the sake of concept
  • verb-transitive:
    • to create a martyr of, specifically to place to demise for commitment to religious philosophy.
    • To cause great pain on; torment.
    • to place to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to lose due to belief or profession.
    • To persecute; to torment; to torture.
  • verb:
    • In order to make someone into a martyr by putting her or him to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious; to compromise because of belief or career.
    • To persecute.
    • To torment; to torture.
    • eliminate as a martyr
    • torture and torment like a martyr
  • others:
    • to place to demise as a punishment for adherence to some spiritual belief, specifically for adherence to Christianity; thus, to put to death for the keeping of every obnoxious belief or cause.
    • to place to demise for any cause; destroy, as with revenge or retaliation; torture.
    • To persecute as a martyr; afflict; despoil; torment.

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