Synonyms and Antonyms of deliver

  1. 1 to free from the penalties or consequences of sin deliver us from evil Synonyms of deliver save, redeemWords Related to deliver reclaim, reform; forgive, pardon, remit, shrive; bless, hallow; consecrate, purify, sanctify

  2. 2 to remove from danger or harm the doomed passengers kept hoping that a ship would miraculously appear and deliver them Synonyms of deliver bail out, bring off, save, rescueWords Related to deliver salvage; emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release; disentangle, extricate; recoverAntonyms of deliver adventure, compromise, endanger, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril, risk, venture

  3. 3 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress delivered up the ransom money Synonyms of deliver cede, cough up, surrender, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yieldWords Related to deliver commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear Antonyms of deliver keep, retain, withhold

  4. 4 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption the inn endeavors to deliver the luxuries that its well-heeled guests have come to expect Synonyms of deliver furnish, feed, give, hand, hand over, provide, supplyWords Related to deliver ply (with); administer, allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; assign, cede, deed, make over, transferNear Antonyms of deliver conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, saveAntonyms of deliver hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold

  5. 5 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another delivered the prisoners to the sheriff Synonyms of deliver commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, give, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to deliver confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms of deliver detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of deliver hold, keep, retain

  6. 6 to turn out as planned or desired finally, a summer blockbuster that delivers Synonyms of deliver click, come off, succeed, go, go over, pan out, work outWords Related to deliver catch on; flourish, prosper, thrive; cook, percolateNear Antonyms of deliver languish; flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crater, crumble, flame out; choke, crack up, miscarry, misfire; fall down, go under; implode, self-destructAntonyms of deliver bomb, collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, wash out

  7. 7 to bring forth from the womb she delivered four healthy babies Synonyms of deliver birth [chiefly dialect], bear, drop, have, mother, produceWords Related to deliver labor; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, sire; calve, kid, kindle, kitten, litter, pup, whelpNear Antonyms of deliver abort, lose, miscarry

  8. 8 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly deeply dissatisfied with his dissolute lifestyle, he resolved to deliver himself over to the ways of the Lord Synonyms of deliver abandon, give up, indulge, surrender, yieldWords Related to deliver overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms of deliver abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms of deliver deny

Synonym Discussion of deliver

rescue, deliver, redeem, ransom, reclaim, save mean to set free from confinement or danger. 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

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