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American English: /ˈmɑrdər/
British English: /ˈmɑːtə/

Translation of martyr in Spanish:


  • he died a martyr
    fue mártir
    he's a martyr to arthritis
    la artritis lo tiene martirizado
    to play the martyr
    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

  • (usually passive) to be martyred
    sufrir el martirio
    Example sentences
    • ‘Our two security guards were martyred and the suicide bomber was killed,’ said the witness.
    • He fought tooth and nail with terrorists killing three of them, but at last he was martyred.
    • However, in 1539 he was martyred, being burnt alive in Innsbruck on direct orders from Emperor Ferdinand I.
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