Definition of Deliver

1. Verb. Deliver (a speech, oration, or idea). "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

Exact synonyms: Present
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Specialized synonyms: Speechify
Derivative terms: Delivery, Presentation, Presentation

2. Verb. Bring to a destination, make a delivery. "They deliver the parcel to their parents"; "Our local super market delivers"
Generic synonyms: Bring, Convey, Fetch, Get
Specialized synonyms: Misdeliver, Process, Serve, Swear Out, Discharge, Drop, Drop Off, Put Down, Set Down, Unload, Consign
Derivative terms: Deliverer, Deliverer, Delivery

3. Verb. To surrender someone or something to another. "Fork over the money"
Exact synonyms: Fork Out, Fork Over, Fork Up, Hand Over, Render, Turn In
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Bail, Give Away
Derivative terms: Deliverer, Delivery, Handover

4. Verb. Free from harm or evil.
Exact synonyms: Rescue
Specialized synonyms: Relieve, Salvage, Salve, Save, Reprieve
Generic synonyms: Bring Through, Carry Through, Pull Through, Save
Derivative terms: Deliverance, Deliverer, Delivery, Rescue, Rescuer

5. Verb. Hand over to the authorities of another country. "They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there"
Exact synonyms: Deport, Extradite
Generic synonyms: Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Specialized synonyms: Repatriate
Derivative terms: Deportee, Extradition

6. Verb. Pass down. "Deliver a judgment"
Exact synonyms: Render, Return
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Pass, Pass Along, Pass On, Put Across

7. Verb. Utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.). "The students delivered a cry of joy"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

8. Verb. Save from sins.
Exact synonyms: Redeem, Save
Category relationships: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Derivative terms: Deliverer, Deliverer, Redeemer, Redemption, Redemptive, Redemptive, Redemptory

9. Verb. Carry out or perform. "The boxer drove home a solid left"
Exact synonyms: Drive Home
Generic synonyms: Give
Specialized synonyms: Land

10. Verb. Relinquish possession or control over. "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
Exact synonyms: Cede, Give Up, Surrender
Generic synonyms: Gift, Give, Present
Specialized synonyms: Yield Up, Sell, Sign Away, Sign Over
Derivative terms: Cession, Surrender, Surrenderer

11. Verb. Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball. "The pitcher delivered the ball"
Exact synonyms: Pitch
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Pitch, Pitcher

12. Verb. Cause to be born. "My wife had twins yesterday!"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Birth, Give Birth, Have
Entails: Conceive
Specialized synonyms: Twin, Drop, Foal, Cub, Kitten, Lamb, Litter, Pup, Whelp, Farrow, Pig, Fawn, Calve, Have Young, Bear, Carry, Expect, Gestate, Have A Bun In The Oven
Related verbs: Bear, Carry, Expect, Gestate, Have A Bun In The Oven
Generic synonyms: Bring Forth, Produce
Derivative terms: Birth, Birth, Birth, Delivery

Definition of Deliver

1. v. t. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.

2. a. Free; nimble; sprightly; active.

Definition of Deliver

1. Verb. To set free. ¹

2. Verb. To give birth. ¹

3. Verb. To assist in the birth of. ¹

4. Verb. To bring or transport something to its destination. ¹

5. Verb. To hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another. ¹

6. Verb. To express in words, declare, or utter. ¹

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Definition of Deliver

1. to take to the intended recipient [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Deliver

1. 1. To assist a woman in childbirth. 2. To extract from an enclosed place, as the foetus from the womb, an object or foreign body, e.g., a tumour from its capsule or surroundings, or the lens of the eye in cases of cataract. Origin: fr. O. Fr. Fr. L. De-+ liber, free (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deliver

deliver (current term)
deliver the goods
deliver the message to Garcia
delivered the message to Garcia

Literary usage of Deliver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"At the present day, no doubt, an agreement to pay money, or to deliver goods, may be assigned by the person to whom the money is to be paid or the goods are ..."

2. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"9 deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies : I flee unto thee to hide me. 11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake : for thy righteousness' sake bring my ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"AN ACT making compensation to the persons appointed by the Electors to deliver the votes for President and Vice President. SEC. 1. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"This action was brought to recover damages alleged to have resulted to plaintiffs on account of the failure to deliver the message promptly. ..."

5. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"0 deliver me from this muckrake ! INTER. That prayer, said the Interpreter, has lain by till it is almost rusty : " Give me not riches," is scarce the ..."

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