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English noun: martyr

1. martyr (person) one who suffers for the sake of principle


Broader (hypernym)victim

Narrower (hyponym)shaheed

Instance hyponymTindal, Tindale, Tyndale, William Tindal, William Tindale, William Tyndale

2. martyr (person) one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

Broader (hypernym)victim

Narrower (hyponym)Polycarp, Saint Polycarp, St. Polycarp

Instance hyponymBecket, George, Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc, Laurentius, Lawrence, Saint George, Saint Joan, Saint Lawrence, Saint Thomas a Becket, St. George, St. Lawrence, St. Thomas a Becket, St. Vitus, Thomas a Becket, Vitus

English verb: martyr

1. martyr (contact) kill as a martyr

SamplesSaint Sebastian was martyred.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

2. martyr (body) torture and torment like a martyr

Synonymsmartyrise, martyrize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excruciate, torment, torture

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