sake Definition

  • 1a reason for doing something; the purpose or intention behind an action
  • 2a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice

Using sake: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sake" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    For the sake of his health, he quit smoking.

  • Example

    She did it for her own sake, not for anyone else's benefit.

  • Example

    I'm doing this for your sake, not mine.

  • Example

    He refused to compromise his principles for the sake of convenience.

sake Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with sake

  • used to indicate that a statement is made purely to facilitate discussion and is not necessarily true


    Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that you're right.

  • for God's sake

    an exclamation of frustration, anger, or surprise


    For God's sake, can't you be quiet for one minute?

  • for old times' sake

    out of sentimentality or nostalgia for past experiences


    Let's go back to our old school for old times' sake.

Origins of sake

from Old English 'sacu', meaning 'lawsuit' or 'accusation'


Summary: sake in Brief

The term 'sake' [seษชk] refers to the reason or intention behind an action. It is often used in phrases like 'for the sake of his health' or 'for your sake.' Additionally, 'sake' can refer to a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice.

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