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to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively -- often used with in and sometimes with to
a noisy heated angry dispute; also : noisy controversy
to attack violently with blows or words
1 : the principal force, shock, or stress (as of an attack)
2 : the greater part : BURDEN
archaic : to pray against (as an evil) b : to seek to avert <deprecate the wrath...of the Roman people -- Tobias Smollett>
2 : to express disapproval of
3 a : PLAY DOWN : make little of <speaks five languages...but deprecates this facility -- Time> b : BELITTLE, DISPARAGE
1 : to reduce the violence of (a disease); also : to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease
2 : to cover by excuses and apologies
3 : to moderate the intensity of
1 : a body of heavily armed infantry in ancient Greece formed in close deep ranks and files; broadly : a body of troops in close array
2 plural phalanges : one of the digital bones of the hand or foot of a vertebrate
3 plural usually phalanxes a : a massed arrangement of persons, animals, or things
1 : one that precedes; especially : a person who has previously occupied a position or office to which another has succeeded
2 archaic : ANCESTOR
1 a (1) : to set right : REMEDY <looked to charity, not to legislation, to redress social wrongs -- W. R. Inge> (2) : to make up for : COMPENSATE b : to remove the cause of (a grievance or complaint) c : to exact reparation for : AVENGE
2 archaic a : to requite (a person) for a wrong or loss b : HEAL
synonym see CORRECT
1 a : a solid wall-like structure raised for defense : RAMPART b : BREAKWATER, SEAWALL
2 : a strong support or protection
3 : the side of a ship above the upper deck -- usually used in plural
1 : the flesh of slain animals or men
2 : great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle)
1 a : the act of coalescing : UNION b : a body formed by the coalescing of originally distinct elements : COMBINATION
2 : a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action
1 capitalized : the mainly narrative second book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture -- see BIBLE table
2 : a mass departure : EMIGRATION
hatefully or shockingly evil : ABOMINABLE
1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire
2 : a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life especially through fire <a nuclear holocaust>
3 a often capitalized : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially : GENOCIDE
1 a : awaiting a chance to entrap : TREACHEROUS b : harmful but enticing : SEDUCTIVE <insidious drugs>
2 a : having a gradual and cumulative effect : SUBTLE <the insidious pressures of modern life> b of a disease : developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent
1 : tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy <the invidious task of arbitration>
3 a : of an unpleasant or objectionable nature : OBNOXIOUS <invidious remarks> b : of a kind to cause harm or resentment <an invidious comparison>
2 entries found for martyr.
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martyr[1,noun]martyr[2,transitive verb]

Main Entry: 1mar·tyr
Pronunciation: 'mär-t&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek martyr-, martys witness
1 : a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion
2 : a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle
3 : VICTIM; especially : a great or constant sufferer <a martyr to asthma all his life
1 archaic : GIVE UP, FORSAKE
2 : to throw away (stolen goods)
3 archaic : to shunt aside (as a danger or duty) : EVADE
4 a : to relinquish voluntarily (as a legal right) <waive a jury trial> b : to refrain from pressing or enforcing (as a claim or rule) : FORGO <waive the fee>