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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sa·ke /ˈsɑki/
 U緣故,理由;為了,看在…份上

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·ke n. a traditional alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice. [Also spelled saki.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sake n.  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.
    Moved with wrath and shame and ladies' sake.   --Spenser.
    I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake.   --Gen. viii. 21.
 Will he draw out,
 For anger's sake, finite to infinite?   --Milton.
    Knowledge is for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of knowledge.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 Note:The -s of the possessive case preceding sake is sometimes omitted for euphony; as, for goodness sake. For conscience sake.” --1 Cor. x. 28. The plural sakes is often used with a possessive plural. “For both our sakes.” --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·ki n. The alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice; it is usually spelled sake.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sake
      n 1: a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died
           for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of
           safety"; "in the common interest" [syn: interest]
      2: Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice;
         usually served hot [syn: saki, rice beer]
      3: the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of
         argument"