What is another word for immolate?

Pronunciation: [ɪmˈɒle͡ɪt] (IPA)

The word "immolate" refers to the act of sacrificing oneself or something valuable, especially by burning. Alternative synonyms for "immolate" include "sacrifice," "burn," "incinerate," "consume," and "devour." "Offer," "obliterate," "annihilate," "erase," and "expend," are also synonyms that spring to mind. "Martyrize," "self-immolate," "suffocate," "destroy," "obliterate," are some other synonyms. Depending on the context, synonyms for "immolate" can be used to add emphasis and intensity to a particular situation. Regardless of which synonym is used, it aims to convey a sense of complete destruction or utter sacrifice of something valuable or precious.

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Usage examples for Immolate

Achilles will one day drag Hector's body round the walls of Troy, and immolate twelve captives to his vengeance.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version""
François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
Even the mascalonge looks on the flashing cheat with indifference; though a very hungry specimen may occasionally immolate himself.
George W. Sears
The ministers exhausted the stores of their eloquence in demonstrating that they had quitted the safe, beaten highway of treaty between independent powers,-that, to pacify the enemy, they had made every sacrifice of the national dignity,-and that they had offered to immolate at the same shrine the most valuable of the national acquisitions.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)"
Edmund Burke

Famous quotes with Immolate

  • Wolves which batten upon lambs, lambs consumed by wolves, the strong who immolate the weak, the weak victims of the strong: there you have Nature, there you have her intentions, there you have her scheme: a perpetual action and reaction, a host of vices, a host of virtues, in one word, a perfect equilibrium resulting from the equality of good and evil on earth.
    Marquis de Sade
  • The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates. Not only does he picture us caught in a tremendous man-made or God-made trap from which there is no escape, but we must also listen to him day in, day out, describe how the trap is inexorably closing. To such prophecies the human race, as presently bred and educated and situated, is incapable of listening. So some dance and some immolate themselves as human torches; some take drugs and some artists spill their creativity in sets of randomly placed dots on a white ground.
    Margaret Mead
  • They want me to immolate myself, and I sincerely believe that for some of them, when they see bad news from Iraq, the reaction is simply 'This will make Hitchens look bad!' I've been trying to avoid solipsism, but I've come to believe there are such people.
    Christopher Hitchens
  • You who make [idols], that they may be able to be worshipped, do worship; and you worship, not with the spirit of some worthless perfume, but with your own; nor at the expense of a beast's soul, but of your own. To them you immolate your ingenuity; to them you make your sweat a libation; to them you kindle the torch of your forethought. More are you to them than a priest, since it is by your means they have a priest; your diligence is their divinity.

Related words: burn, immolation, cremation, incineration

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