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4 definitions found
 for Deliver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to
        save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with
        from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from
        fear of death.
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              He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
                                                    --Ezek.
                                                    xxxiii. 5.
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              Promise was that I
              Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to
        part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to
        resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
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              Thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand.
                                                    --Gen. xl. 13.
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              The constables have delivered her over. --Shak.
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              The exalted mind
              All sense of woe delivers to the wind. --Pope.
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     3. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate;
        to utter; to speak; to impart.
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              Till he these words to him deliver might. --Spenser.
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              Whereof the former delivers the precepts of the art,
              and the latter the perfection.        --Bacon.
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     4. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to
        deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
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              Shaking his head and delivering some show of tears.
                                                    --Sidney.
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              An uninstructed bowler . . . thinks to attain the
              jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a
        child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.
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              She was delivered safe and soon.      --Gower.
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              Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few
              verses, and those poor ones.          --Peacham.
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     6. To discover; to show. [Poetic]
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              I 'll deliver
              Myself your loyal servant.            --Shak.
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     7. To deliberate. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     8. To admit; to allow to pass. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  
     Syn: To Deliver, Give Forth, Discharge, Liberate,
          Pronounce, Utter.
  
     Usage: Deliver denotes, literally, to set free. Hence the
            term is extensively applied to cases where a thing is
            made to pass from a confined state to one of greater
            freedom or openness. Hence it may, in certain
            connections, be used as synonymous with any or all of
            the above-mentioned words, as will be seen from the
            following examples: One who delivers a package gives
            it forth; one who delivers a cargo discharges it; one
            who delivers a captive liberates him; one who delivers
            a message or a discourse utters or pronounces it; when
            soldiers deliver their fire, they set it free or give
            it forth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deliver \De*liv"er\, a. [OF. delivre free, unfettered. See
     Deliver, v. t.]
     Free; nimble; sprightly; active. [Obs.]
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           Wonderly deliver and great of strength.  --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  deliver
      v 1: deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement
           speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the
           students" [syn: deliver, present]
      2: bring to a destination, make a delivery; "our local super
         market delivers"
      3: to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard
         delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the
         prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the
         money" [syn: hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up,
         turn in, deliver, render]
      4: free from harm or evil [syn: rescue, deliver]
      5: hand over to the authorities of another country; "They
         extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be
         tried there" [syn: extradite, deliver, deport]
      6: pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn:
         render, deliver, return]
      7: utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered
         a cry of joy"
      8: save from sins [syn: deliver, redeem, save]
      9: carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow";
         "The boxer drove home a solid left" [syn: deliver, drive
         home]
      10: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to
          surrender the building after the police moved in" [syn:
          surrender, cede, deliver, give up]
      11: throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball;
          "The pitcher delivered the ball" [syn: deliver, pitch]
      12: cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give
          birth, deliver, bear, birth, have]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  198 Moby Thesaurus words for "deliver":
     abalienate, administer, affranchise, alien, alienate, amortize,
     announce, articulate, assign, barter, bear, bequeath, born,
     breathe, bring, bring forth, bring out, broach, broadcast, carry,
     carry over, cart, cast, cede, chime, chime in, chorus, circulate,
     cleanse, cleanse away, come across with, come out with, commit,
     communicate, confer, consign, convey, deal, declare, deed,
     deed over, deliver over, demise, deport, devolve upon, diffuse,
     direct, disburden, discharge, disclose, disencumber, disenthrall,
     dispatch, dispense, disseminate, distribute, emancipate, emit,
     enfeoff, enfranchise, enunciate, exchange, expel, export, express,
     extract, extradite, extricate, feed, find, fire, fling, fling off,
     fork over, formulate, forward, free, free from, give,
     give birth to, give expression, give in, give out, give out with,
     give over, give release, give respite, give title to, give tongue,
     give up, give utterance, give voice, hand, hand down, hand forward,
     hand in, hand on, hand out, hand over, hurl, impart, import,
     inflict, intermit, launch, let out, liberate, lip, make known,
     make over, manumit, metastasize, metathesize, negotiate, out with,
     pass, pass on, pass out, pass over, pass the buck, perform,
     perfuse, phonate, phrase, pitch, pour forth, present, proclaim,
     produce, promulgate, pronounce, provide, publish, purge,
     purge away, purvey, put forth, put in words, raise, ransom, reach,
     read, recover, redeem, relay, release, relinquish, remove, render,
     reprieve, rescue, resign, retrieve, salvage, save, say, sell, send,
     set at large, set at liberty, set forth, set free, settle,
     settle on, shoot, sign away, sign over, sound, spread, state,
     strike, supply, surrender, suspend, switch, tell, throw, throw off,
     trade, transfer, transfer property, transfuse, translate,
     translocate, transmit, transplace, transplant, transport,
     transpose, turn over, utter, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice,
     whisper, word, yield
  
  

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