rescue implies freeing from imminent danger by prompt or vigorous action.
rescued the crew of a sinking ship
deliver implies release usually of a person from confinement, temptation, slavery, or suffering.
delivered his people from bondage
redeem implies releasing from bondage or penalties by giving what is demanded or necessary.
job training designed to redeem school dropouts from chronic unemployment
ransom specifically applies to buying out of captivity.
tried to ransom the kidnap victim
reclaim suggests a bringing back to a former state or condition of someone or something abandoned or debased.
reclaimed long-abandoned farms
save may replace any of the foregoing terms; it may further imply a preserving or maintaining for usefulness or continued existence.
an operation that saved my life
Examples of deliver in a Sentence
The package was delivered to the office this morning.
She delivers the mail on my street.
They are having the furniture delivered next week.
The supermarket delivers groceries for free within 30 miles of the store.
“Does the restaurant deliver?” “No, you have to pick up the food yourself.”
He will deliver the speech at noon.
The actors delivered their lines with passion.
The jury is expected to deliver a verdict later today.
The judge delivered a warning to the protesters.
The novel delivers an inspiring look into the life and ideas of Gandhi. See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French deliverer, delivrer, from Late Latin deliberare, from Latin de- + liberare to liberate