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
Recent Examples on the WebOn Thursday, Tesla will deliver a handful of trucks.—Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 30 Nov. 2023 The Cortina Leather Shearling Boot ($399) delivers high-quality ingenuity with soft leather that’s lined with shearling for superior comfort and warmth.—Paula Conway, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The tree, which weighs around 12 tons, was plucked from the musician’s property in Vestal, New York, and delivered to Rockefeller Center on Nov. 11.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 29 Nov. 2023 Civilians living in the area delivered food to fire crews at the scene and at the station, said Manning.—Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 More: Sign up for Carolyn’s email newsletter to get her column delivered to your inbox each morning.—Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 The companies deliver chicks and feed to the farms, then retrieve the full-size chickens several weeks later.—H. Claire Brown, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Both parties delivered closing arguments on Wednesday.—Isabella Murray, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023 Lady Nina’s cruising sweet-spot of 12 mph, says Pico, delivers a range of 1,600 nautical miles.—Howard Walker, Robb Report, 17 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French deliverer, delivrer, from Late Latin deliberare, from Latin de- + liberare to liberate