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Definition of sake:

  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.

Synonyms:

stake, reason, interest, involvement, principle, well-being, advantage, pastime, interestingness, score, welfare, pursuit, cause, interest group, rice beer, behalf, saki, benefit, purpose, motive.

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