Pronunciation Noun

sake (plural sakes)

  1. cause, interest or account
    For the sake of argument
  2. purpose or end; reason
    For old times' sake
  3. the benefit or regard of someone or something
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 242a-b.
      But it will be for your sake that we'll undertake to refute this thesis, […]
  4. (obsolete except in phrases) contention, strife; guilt, sin, accusation or charge
    • Genesis, 3:17
      And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
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  1. (countable and uncountable) rice wine, a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice
    Synonyms: rice wine
  • French: saké
  • German: Sake
  • Italian: sakè
  • Portuguese: saqué (Portugal), saquê (Brazil)
  • Russian: сакэ́
  • Spanish: sake

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