Deliver meaning

dĭ-lĭvər
To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute.

Deliver groceries; deliver the mail.

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To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party.

Campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor.

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Deliver is defined as to bring to someone or to give birth.

An example of deliver is for the mailman to drop off the mail.

An example of deliver is to have a baby.

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To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over.

Delivered the criminal to the police.

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To throw or hurl.

The pitcher delivered the ball.

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To strike (a blow).
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To express in words; declare or utter.

Deliver a lecture.

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To give forth or produce.

An oil well that delivered thousands of barrels a day.

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To set free, as from captivity, peril, or evil.

Deliver a captive from slavery.

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To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good.

The senator delivered on her pledge. He is a manager who just can't seem to deliver.

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To give birth.

She expects to deliver in late August.

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To set free or save from evil, danger, or restraint; liberate.

Delivered from bondage.

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To assist (a female) at the birth of (offspring)

To deliver a woman of twins, to deliver a baby.

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To give forth, or express, in words; make (a speech or pronouncement); utter.
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To give or hand over; transfer.
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To carry to and leave at the proper place or places; distribute.

Deliver the mail.

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To give or send forth; discharge; emit.

The oil well delivered 20 barrels a day.

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To strike (a blow)
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To throw or toss.

The pitcher delivered a curve.

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To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause.
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To give birth to a child.
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To make deliveries, as of merchandise.
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To do, give, produce, etc. something expected or promised; come through.

Our new food processor delivers on all its promises.

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To give birth to.

Delivered twins.

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To assist or aid in the birth of.

The midwife delivered the baby.

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To give birth.
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To set free.

Deliver a captive from the prison.

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To give birth.

She delivered a baby boy yesterday.

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To assist in the birth of.

The doctor delivered the baby.

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(formal, with "of") To assist (a female) in bearing, that is, in bringing forth (a child).

The duchess was delivered of a son.

The doctor is expected to deliver her of a daughter tomorrow.

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(figuratively) To free from or disburden of anything.
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To bring or transport something to its destination.

Deliver a package; deliver the mail.

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To hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another.

Deliver the thief to the police.

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To express in words, declare, or utter.

Deliver a speech.

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To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge.

To deliver a blow.

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To discover; to show.
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deliver (oneself) of
  • To pronounce; utter:.
    Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.
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be delivered of
  • To give birth to.
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deliver oneself of
  • To express; utter.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

deliver (oneself) of
be delivered of
deliver oneself of

Origin of deliver

  • Middle English deliveren from Old French delivrer from Late Latin dēlīberāre Latin dē- de- līberāre to free (from līber free leudh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman and Old French delivrer, from Latin delīberō with a change of consonant.

    From Wiktionary