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martyr

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːrtər; ˈmɑːtə(r)/

Translation of martyr in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • mártir (masculine and feminine) he died a martyr fue mártir he's a martyr to arthritis la artritis lo tiene martirizado to play the martyr hacerse* el mártir
    Example sentences
    • Those who love to play the martyr submerge their own personalities. They devote a lifetime to unnecessary servitude and privation.
    • He seemed to embrace the role of the free-speech martyr.
    • Don't let yourself become attached to a martyr complex.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to be martyred sufrir el martirio

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