Sake

Definition of Sake

Pronunciation: sāk
n.1.Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; - used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health.
Moved with wrath and shame and ladies' sake.
- Spenser.
I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake.
- Gen. viii. 21.
Will he draw out,
For anger's sake, finite to infinite?
- Milton.
Knowledge is for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of knowledge.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
1.a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice.

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account, advantage, aim, ambition, animus, aspiration, basis, behalf, calling, cause, consideration, counsel, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, effect, fixed purpose, function, gain, goal, good, ground, guiding light, guiding star, idea, ideal, inspiration, intendment, intent, intention, lodestar, mainspring, matter, meaning, mind, nisus, objectives, plan, point, principle, profit, project, proposal, prospectus, purposes, reasons, resolution, resolve, score, source, spring, striving, study, ulterior motive, view, vocation, welfare, well-being, will
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