martyr

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1 martyr /ˈmɑɚtɚ/ noun
plural martyrs
1 martyr
/ˈmɑɚtɚ/
noun
plural martyrs
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
2 martyr /ˈmɑɚtɚ/ verb
martyrs; martyred; martyring
2 martyr
/ˈmɑɚtɚ/
verb
martyrs; martyred; martyring
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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