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.

Definitions of deliver
  1. verb
    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
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    bring, convey, fetch, get
    go or come after and bring or take back
  2. verb
    relinquish possession or control over
    synonyms: cede, give up, surrender
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    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
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    gift, give, present
    give as a present; make a gift of
  3. verb
    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
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    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
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    give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
    place into the hands or custody of
  4. verb
    hand over to the authorities of another country
    synonyms: deport, extradite
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    repatriate
    send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
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    expel, kick out, throw out
    force to leave or move out
  5. verb
    deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    synonyms: present
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    speechify
    make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
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    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    express in speech
  6. verb
    pass down
    deliver a judgment”
    synonyms: render, return
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    communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
    transmit information
  7. verb
    utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)
    “The students delivered a cry of joy”
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    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  8. verb
    free from harm or evil
    synonyms: rescue
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    relieve, salvage, salve, save
    save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    reprieve
    relieve temporarily
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    bring through, carry through, pull through, save
    bring into safety
  9. verb
    save from sins
    synonyms: redeem, save
  10. verb
    carry out or perform
    “" deliver an attack", "deliver a blow”
    synonyms: drive home
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    land
    deliver (a blow)
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    give
    cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
  11. verb
    throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
    “The pitcher delivered the ball”
    synonyms: pitch
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    throw
    propel through the air
  12. verb
    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
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    bring forth, produce
    bring forth or yield
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