sake


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sake 1

 (sāk)
n.
1. Purpose; motive: a quarrel only for the sake of argument.
2. Advantage; good: for the sake of his health.
3. Personal benefit or interest; welfare: for her own sake.

[Middle English, lawsuit, guilt, from Old English sacu; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

sa·ke 2

also sa·ki  (sä′kē, -kĕ)
n.
A Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice.

[Japanese.]

sake

(seɪk)
n
1. benefit or interest (esp in the phrase for (someone's or one's own) sake)
2. the purpose of obtaining or achieving (esp in the phrase for the sake of (something))
3. used in various exclamations of impatience, urgency, etc: for heaven's sake; for pete's sake.
[C13 (in the phrase for the sake of, probably from legal usage): from Old English sacu lawsuit (hence, a cause); related to Old Norse sok, German Sache matter]

sake

(ˈsækɪ) ,

saké

or

saki

n
(Brewing) a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice
[C17: from Japanese]

sake1

(seɪk)

n.
1. benefit or well-being; interest; advantage: for the sake of all students.
2. purpose; end: art for art's sake, not for any other cause.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sacu lawsuit, cause; c. Old Frisian sake, Old Saxon saka, Old High German sahha (German Sache), Old Norse sǫk; akin to seek]

sa•ke2

sa•ki

(ˈsɑ ki)

n.
a mildly alcoholic Japanese beverage made from fermented rice.
[1680–90; < Japanese sake(y)]

sake

  • eristic - Means "enjoying argument for its own sake," or "of or pertaining to controversy."
  • fine art, commercial artwork - Fine art is any art created for its own sake, as opposed to commercial artwork.
  • heaven's sake - It is heaven's sake (not heavens' sake, heaven's sakes, etc.).
  • sensuous, sensual - Sensuous usually implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure; sensual usually describes gratification of the senses or physical appetites as an end in itself.

sake

Japanese rice wine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sake - a reason for wanting something donesake - a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
benefit, welfare - something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all"
behalf - for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive); "in your behalf"; "campaigning in his own behalf"; "spoke a good word in his friend's behalf"
2.sake - Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
rice - annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
3.sake - the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of argument"
aim, intent, intention, purpose, design - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

sake

noun purpose, interest, cause, reason, end, aim, principle, objective, motive For the sake of historical accuracy, permit us to state the true facts.
for someone's sake in someone's interests, to someone's advantage, on someone's account, for the benefit of, for the good of, for the welfare of, out of respect for, out of consideration for, out of regard for I trust you to do a good job for Stan's sake.
Translations
ساكيمن أجْل، إكْراما لِمن أجْل، لِمَصْلَحَة
kvůliv zájmu
for ... skyldfor... skyld
sakeo
סאקה
sake
hrísgrjónavíní òágusakevegna
日本酒
sakė
dēļlabad
sake
sake
sake
saqué
สาเก
için-in iyiliği/hatırı içinsakeuğruna
sake

sake

1 [seɪk] N for the sake of sb/sthpor algn/algo
for the sake of the childrenpor (el bien de) los niños
(just) for the sake of it(sólo) porque sí
he was talking just for the sake of itestaba hablando por hablar
a film with a lot of violence thrown in just for the sake of ituna película con mucha violencia añadida que no venía a cuento
for the sake of argumentdigamos, pongamos por caso
art for art's sakeel arte por el arte
for goodness sake!¡por el amor de Dios!
for God's sake!; for heaven's sake!¡por Dios!
for my sakepor mí
for old times' sakepor los viejos tiempos
for your own sakepor tu propio bien
she likes this kind of music for its own sakele gusta este tipo de música por sí misma
for the sake of peacepara garantizar la paz
to talk for the sake of talkinghablar por hablar
see also Pete, safety A

sake

2 [ˈsɑːkɪ] Nsake m, saki m

sake

[ˈseɪk] n
for sb's sake, for the sake of sb (= to benefit sb) → pour qn
Do it for my sake! → Fais-le pour moi!
for the sake of sth, for sth's sake (= to benefit sth) [+ one's health, wellbeing, sanity]
He gave up smoking for the sake of his health → Il a arrêté de fumer pour des raisons de santé.
I resigned from my job for the sake of my sanity → J'ai démissionné de mon travail dans l'intérêt de ma santé mentale.
for the sake of sth (= for a particular reason)
for the sake of historical accuracy → par souci de la vérité historique
For safety's sake, don't stand behind the horse → Pour plus de sûreté, ne reste pas derrière le cheval.
for the sake of a few pounds → pour économiser quelques livres
arguing for arguing's sake → discuter pour (le plaisir de) discuter
He enjoys talking for talking's sake.; He enjoys talking for its own sake → Il aime parler pour parler.
art for art's sake → l'art pour l'art
just for the sake of it (= for no particular reason) → juste pour le plaisir
for the sake of argument → à titre d'exemple
(expressing annoyance, impatience) for heaven's sake! → pour l'amour du ciel!
for God's sake
Stop it, for God's sake! → Arrête, bon sang!
for goodness' sake
For goodness' sake, what are you doing? → Mais enfin, qu'est-ce que tu fais?

sake

1
n for the sake of …um (+gen)… willen; for my sakemeinetwegen; (= to please me)mir zuliebe; for your own sakedir selbst zuliebe; for your family’s sakeum Ihrer Familie willen, Ihrer Familie wegen; for the sake of your career/my healthwegen deiner Karriere/meiner Gesundheit, deiner Karriere/meiner Gesundheit zuliebe; for heaven’s or Christ’s sake! (inf)um Gottes willen!; for heaven’s or Christ’s sake shut up (inf)nun halt doch endlich die Klappe (inf); for old times’ sakein Erinnerung an alte Zeiten; for the sake of those who …für diejenigen, die …; for whose sake is the writer writing, his own or the public’s?für wen schreibt der Schriftsteller, (für) sich selbst oder den Leser?; I’d do anything for your sakefür dich tue ich alles; (= to keep you happy)dir zuliebe tue ich alles; I did it just for the sake of having a new experienceich habe es nur getan, um eine neue Erfahrung zu machen; and all for the sake of a few poundsund alles wegen ein paar Pfund; to talk for talking’s sakereden, nur damit etwas gesagt wird; I do the job for its own sakeich mache die Arbeit um ihrer selbst willen or ihrer selbst wegen

sake

2, saki
n (= drink)Sake m

sake

[seɪk] n for the sake of sb/sthper amor di qn/qc
for my sake → per amor mio, per me
for God's/for heaven's sake! → per amor di Dio!/del cielo!
art for art's sake → l'arte per l'arte
for your own sake → per te (stesso), per il tuo bene
for pity's sake → per pietà
for old times' sake → in ricordo del passato
for argument's sake, for the sake of argument → a titolo d'esempio

sake

(seik) : for the sake of
1. in order to benefit. He bought a house in the country for the sake of his wife's health.
2. because of a desire for. For the sake of peace, he said he agreed with her.
References in classic literature ?
And would you not recognize a third class, such as gymnastic, and the care of the sick, and the physician's art; also the various ways of money-making--these do us good but we regard them as disagreeable; and no one would choose them for their own sakes, but only for the sake of some reward or result which flows from them?
For the sake of him who showed One wise Frog the Jungle-Road, Keep the Law the Man-Pack make-- For thy blind old Baloo's sake
Let us first determine for whose sake a city is established; and point out the different species of rule which man may submit to in social life.
She had great pleasure in hearing Frank Churchill talked of; and, for his sake, greater pleasure than ever in seeing Mr.
My reading for reading's sake, as I had hitherto done it, was at an end, and I read primarily for the sake of writing about the book in hand, and secondarily for the pleasure it might give me.
The old white snails were the first persons of distinction in the world, that they knew; the forest was planted for their sake, and the manor-house was there that they might be boiled and laid on a silver dish.
I think he wishes to find an opportunity of speaking to me alone: he has seemed to be on the watch all day; but I have taken care to disappoint him - not that I fear anything he could say, but I have trouble enough without the addition of his insulting consolations, condolences, or whatever else he might attempt; and, for Milicent's sake, I do not wish to quarrel with him.
Oh, you know what for; for your sake and your children's in the future.
I was determined not to let him provoke me, for Laura Fairlie's sake.
Then the miser said, 'Bind me fast, bind me fast, for pity's sake.
For the sake of the leech did I lie here by this swamp, like a fisher, and already had mine outstretched arm been bitten ten times, when there biteth a still finer leech at my blood, Zarathustra himself!
Your father, unfortunately, yielded to them, for your sake.