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English noun: sake

1. sake (attribute) a reason for wanting something done

SamplesFor your sake.
Died for the sake of his country.
In the interest of safety.
In the common interest.


Broader (hypernym)benefit, welfare

Narrower (hyponym)behalf

2. sake (food) Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot

Synonymsrice beer, saki

Broader (hypernym)alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant

Substance meronymrice

Domain regionJapan, Nihon, Nippon

3. sake (cognition) the purpose of achieving or obtaining

SamplesFor the sake of argument.

Broader (hypernym)aim, design, intent, intention, purpose

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