: to set free
- and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
- —Matthew 6:13 (King James Version)
: to take and hand over to or leave for another : convey
: hand over, surrender
- delivered the prisoners to the sheriff
- delivered themselves over to God
: to send, provide, or make accessible to someone electronically
- deliver an e-mail/text message
- Have the information delivered to you via e-mail, cell phone, pager, instant messaging, or just on a Web page that you set up.
- —Irene B. McDermott
- When Netflix entered the European market in 2012, some national telecom companies forced it to pay "tolls" to deliver content to customers.
- —Liz Alderman and Amie Tsang
3 a (1)
: to assist (a pregnant female) in giving birth
- The doctor delivered several women.
: to aid in the birth of
: to give birth to
- His wife delivered a healthy baby girl.
: to cause (oneself) to produce as if by giving birth
- has delivered himself of half an autobiography
- —H. C. Schonberg
: to send (something aimed or guided) to an intended target or destination
- ability to deliver nuclear warheads
: to bring (something, such as votes) to the support of a candidate or cause
- … were counting on Mr. Cisneros to deliver the Hispanic vote for Michael Dukakis.
- —Alfredo Corchado
: to come through with : produce
- can deliver the best results
- the new car delivers high gas mileage
: to produce the promised, desired, or expected results : come through
- can't deliver on all these promises
- a hitter who can deliver in the clutch
deliver the goods
: to give results that are promised, expected, or desired