deliver

[[t]dɪlɪ̱və(r)[/t]]
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delivers, delivering, delivered
1) VERB If you deliver something somewhere, you take it there.

[V n to n] The Canadians plan to deliver more food to southern Somalia...

[V n] The spy returned to deliver a second batch of classified documents...

[V n] We were told the pizza would be delivered in 20 minutes. [Also V]

2) VERB If you deliver something that you have promised to do, make, or produce, you do, make, or produce it.

[V n] They have yet to show that they can really deliver working technologies.

[V n] ... proving they could deliver the vote in their areas...

We don't promise what we can't deliver.

3) VERB If you deliver a person or thing into someone's care, you give them responsibility for that person or thing. [FORMAL]

[be V-ed into/to n] Mrs Montgomery was delivered into Mr Hinchcliffe's care...

[V n into/to n] David delivered Holly gratefully into the woman's outstretched arms...

[be V-ed over] He was led in in handcuffs and delivered over to me.

Syn:
4) VERB If you deliver a lecture or speech, you give it in public. [FORMAL]

[V n] The president will deliver a speech about schools...

[V n] It is shocking that only one woman has delivered the lecture in 44 years.

Syn:
5) VERB When someone delivers a baby, they help the woman who is giving birth to the baby.

[V n] Although we'd planned to have our baby at home, we never expected to deliver her ourselves!

6) VERB If someone delivers a blow to someone else, they hit them. [WRITTEN]

[be V-ed] Those blows to the head could have been delivered by a woman. [Also V n]

7) VERB If someone delivers you from something, they rescue or save you from it. [OLD-FASHIONED]

[V n from n] I have given thanks to God for delivering me from that pain.

8) deliver the goodssee goods

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Deliver — De*liv er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delivering}.] [F. d[ e]livrer, LL. deliberare to liberate, give over, fr. L. de + liberare to set free. See {Liberate}.] 1. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliver — de·liv·er vt ered, er·ing: to transfer possession of (property) to another: put into the possession or exclusive control of another a deed must be deliver ed to be effective W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. see also gift compare bail …   Law dictionary

  • deliver — [v1] transfer, carry bear, bring, cart, come across with*, convey, dish out*, distribute, drop, fork over*, gimme*, give, hand, hand carry, hand over, pass, put on, put out, remit, transport, truck; concepts 108,217 Ant. hold, keep, retain… …   New thesaurus

  • deliver — [di liv′ər] vt. [ME delivren < OFr délivrer < VL deliberare, to liberate < de , intens. + liberare, to LIBERATE] 1. to set free or save from evil, danger, or restraint; liberate [delivered from bondage] 2. to assist (a female) at the… …   English World dictionary

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  • Deliver — Álbum de estudio de The Mamas the Papas Publicación Febrero de 1967 Grabación Otoño de 1966 Género(s) Rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • Deliver Us — Single par In Flames extrait de l’album Sounds of A Playground Fading Sortie 9 mai 2011 (UE) Enregistrement 2011 Durée 3:34 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Deliver — De*liv er, a. [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See {Deliver}, v. t.] Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Wonderly deliver and great of strength. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deliver Me — may refer to: Deliver Me (TV series), a reality television series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Deliver Me (Sarah Brightman song), a 1996 song by The Beloved, covered by Sarah Brightman in 1999 a song by Def Leppard on their album Slang a song by …   Wikipedia

  • Deliver — Album par The Mamas the Papas Sortie février 1967 Durée 35:04 Genre folk rock pop psychédélique Producteur Lou Adler …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deliver — in addition to its established physical meanings to do with bringing and providing things, has developed a vogue intransitive use (without an object) equivalent to ‘provide what is agreed or expected’: • Mrs. Gandhi could not deliver on her… …   Modern English usage

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