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mar·tyr

martyr

 
 
pronunciation:
mar tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who chooses to die or be killed rather than give up his or her religion.
definition 2: a person who suffers or is killed for defending some belief or cause.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a martyr in the cause of justice.
similar words:
sacrifice, victim
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