# sake

## Contents

### Pronunciation

noun 1
• enPR: sāk
• IPA: /seɪk/
• SAMPA: /seIk/
•  Audio (US) (file)
noun 2

## Noun 1

1. If something is for ${\displaystyle x}$'s sake or for the sake of ${\displaystyle x}$, it is to help ${\displaystyle x}$ or make ${\displaystyle x}$ happy.
You are the reason I did it. I did it for your sake.
I must pretend to be happy when I am not, for everyone's sake.
The parents are staying together for the children's sake.
2. You use for God's/Christ's/Heaven's/Pete's/pity's/fuck's sake when you feel strongly about something.
"No, I will not." "For God's sake, why not?"
3. If something is for ${\displaystyle x}$'s sake or for the sake of ${\displaystyle x}$, it is for that purpose.
I carried my gun in the jungle for safety's sake.
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that he comes out and says, "I love you." Then what?

## Noun 2

Japanese sake
1. (uncountable) Sake is a kind of Japanese wine made from rice.