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deliver

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1 to free from the penalties or consequences of sin
  • Deliver us from evil.
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2 to remove from danger or harm
  • The passengers waited for the rescue ship to deliver them.
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3 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
  • delivered up the ransom money
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4 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
  • The inn endeavors to deliver the luxuries that its guests have come to expect.
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5 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • delivered the artifacts to the museum
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6 to turn out as planned or desired
  • Finally, a summer blockbuster that delivers!
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bear fruit, catch fire, deliver the goods, do the trick, go like clockwork

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7 to bring forth from the womb
  • She delivered four healthy babies.
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give birth to

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8 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
  • He delivered himself over to the Lord.
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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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