Translation of martyr in Spanish:

martyr

mártir, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmɑrdər//ˈmɑːtə/

noun

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    mártir 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
    • But she has that martyr complex… Sometimes she's like a walking children's book.
    • Or do I play the martyr, fake genuine happiness, and stay because it's the best for our sons but not for me?
    • But I always thought that story had kind of a martyr complex.
    • Or would she be left alone or converted as a martyr to the cause of achieving a work-family balance?
    • I did say it would curtail my daytime internet surfing, adopting the air of a martyr to the communal good.
    • There are plenty of false martyrs out there that are completely unworthy of our sympathy.
    • You so love to play the martyr though, don't you?
    • On one extreme, we may decide to play the martyr -- to keep quiet and endure great pains so as not to create a scene or disrupt others.
    • Those who love to play the martyr submerge their own personalities. They devote a lifetime to unnecessary servitude and privation.
    • Some parents put their children first in order to play the martyr.
    • The rumour then said that the failed registration was planned in order to make the leader look like a martyr and win the sympathy of the people.
    • Suzie knows from experience that being a martyr to the workplace is an addiction, and she helps people break out of it.
    • He seemed to embrace the role of the free-speech martyr.
    • Displaying all a martyr's egotism, she spoke of the inevitability of an outpouring of support or anger.
    • Don't let yourself become attached to a martyr complex.
    • In her defense she said at the council meeting the report was tabled, she was ‘happy to be a martyr to the ratepayers of this area’.
    • Striking the martyr pose is good public relations because it distracts attention from the real issues.
    • Instead, she becomes a martyr and as she does so we start to lose sympathy.

transitive verb

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    to be martyred sufrir el martirio
    • Honestly, I did not know that your son was martyred recently; I was told that he passed away a couple of months back.
    • And then, too, to be candid about it, the fact that he was martyred made him more popular than he ever was in lifetime.
    • It is supposed to be on the spot where Peter was martyred that a basilica was built.
    • Did you know that more than 500 people were martyred in the Netherlands between 1530 and 1555 for espousing Reformation convictions?
    • However, in 1539 he was martyred, being burnt alive in Innsbruck on direct orders from Emperor Ferdinand I.
    • ‘Eighty-five of our fighters were martyred in the raid,’ he said.
    • Even if we grant that Peter was martyred in Rome, his body is unlikely to have been recovered for burial, or his grave ever marked.
    • The day he was martyred, there was a demonstration after school.
    • He fought tooth and nail with terrorists killing three of them, but at last he was martyred.
    • If the person is martyred or its equivalent (death during childbirth, by plague, or from an accident), the body is not cleansed and is buried as it fell.
    • I found out all about this after he was martyred.
    • He was martyred after refusing to persecute Christians and became a patron saint of soldiers.
    • Indeed, martyring its leaders and destroying infrastructure may only strengthen the enemy's cause.
    • My son was martyred and his cousin survived to tell us the story.
    • If he is martyred - as seems inevitable - others will almost certainly rise to fill his shoes.
    • He was martyred after six months in the hospital in Jordan.
    • ‘Our two security guards were martyred and the suicide bomber was killed,’ said the witness.
    • Huge basilicas jutted from the encroaching sands, monuments to a Christian soldier martyred by his Roman comrades.
    • He was martyred in 362 under Julian the Apostate.
    • The original tradition involving hunting wrens stems from the belief of the ancient Irish that a wren betrayed St Stephen's hiding place to the Romans, who martyred him.