deliver

Whether you deliver a package, a baby, or a promise, you're bringing or carrying out something that was expected.

The Post Office and UPS deliver packages, but a doctor helps deliver a baby: in that case, the doctor is helping the baby get born safely. If you promise to get an A and then you do, you delivered on your promise. Religious people ask God to deliver them from sin. Politicians often have to deliver — meaning give — speeches. In just about every case, deliver refers to something positive that's being moved, fulfilled, rescued, or carried out.

Primary Meanings of deliver

1.
v
bring to a destination, make a delivery
2.
v
deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
3.
v
free from harm or evil
4.
v
carry out or perform
5.
v
cause to be born
Full Definitions of deliver
1

v bring to a destination, make a delivery

“our local super market delivers
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misdeliver
deliver to the wrong address
process, serve, swear out
deliver a warrant or summons to someone
discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload
leave or unload
consign
send to an address
subpoena
serve or summon with a subpoena
rinse, wash
clean with some chemical process
wharf
discharge at a wharf
air-drop
drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter
Type of:
bring, convey, fetch, get
go or come after and bring or take back

v relinquish possession or control over

Synonyms:
cede, give up, surrender
Types:
yield up
surrender, as a result of pressure or force
sell
give up for a price or reward
sign away, sign over
formally assign ownership of
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of

v to surrender someone or something to another

“the guard delivered the criminal to the police”
Synonyms:
fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, render, turn in
Types:
bail
deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
give away
formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father
Type of:
give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
place into the hands or custody of

v hand over to the authorities of another country

Synonyms:
deport, extradite
Types:
repatriate
send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
Type of:
expel, kick out, throw out
force to leave or move out
2

v deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

Synonyms:
present
Types:
speechify
make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v pass down

deliver a judgment”
Synonyms:
render, return
Type of:
communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
transmit information

v utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)

“The students delivered a cry of joy”
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
3

v free from harm or evil

Synonyms:
rescue
Types:
relieve, salvage, salve, save
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
reprieve
relieve temporarily
Type of:
bring through, carry through, pull through, save
bring into safety

v save from sins

Synonyms:
redeem, save
4

v carry out or perform

“" deliver an attack", "deliver a blow”
Synonyms:
drive home
Types:
land
deliver (a blow)
Type of:
give
cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

v throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball

“The pitcher delivered the ball”
Synonyms:
pitch
Type of:
throw
propel through the air
5

v cause to be born

Synonyms:
bear, birth, give birth, have
bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
be pregnant with
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twin
give birth to twins
drop
give birth; used for animals
foal
give birth to a foal
cub
give birth to cubs
kitten
have kittens
lamb
give birth to a lamb
litter
give birth to a litter of animals
pup, whelp
birth
farrow, pig
give birth
fawn
have fawns
calve, have young
birth
bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
be pregnant with
Type of:
bring forth, produce
bring forth or yield

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