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martyr

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1martyr/ˈmɑɚtɚ/noun
pluralmartyrs
1martyr
/ˈmɑɚtɚ/
noun
pluralmartyrs
Learner's definition of MARTYR  
[count]
: a person who is killed or who suffers greatly for a religion, cause, etc.— sometimes + to
disapproving : a person who pretends to suffer or who exaggerates suffering in order to get praise or sympathy
: a person who suffers greatly from something (such as an illness)— + to
2martyr/ˈmɑɚtɚ/verb
martyrsmartyredmartyring
2martyr
/ˈmɑɚtɚ/
verb
martyrsmartyredmartyring
Learner's definition of MARTYR  
[+ object]
: to kill (someone) for refusing to give up a belief or cause— usually used as (be) martyred
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