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      vb   mainly tr  
1    to carry (goods, etc.) to a destination, esp. to carry and distribute (goods, mail, etc.) to several places  
to deliver letters, our local butcher delivers     
2    often foll by: over or up   to hand over, transfer, or surrender  
3    often foll by: from   to release or rescue (from captivity, harm, corruption, etc.)  
4    also intr  
a    to aid in the birth of (offspring)  
b    to give birth to (offspring)  
c    usually foll by: of   to aid or assist (a female) in the birth (of offspring)  
d    passive; foll by: of   to give birth (to offspring)  
5    to utter or present (a speech, oration, idea, etc.)  
6    short for deliver the goods: see sense 11, below  
7    to utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)  
to deliver a cry of exultation     
8    to discharge or release (something, such as a blow or shot) suddenly  
9      (Chiefly U.S.)   to cause (voters, constituencies, etc.) to support a given candidate, cause, etc.  
can you deliver the Bronx?     
10    deliver oneself of   to speak with deliberation or at length  
to deliver oneself of a speech     
11    deliver the goods  
Informal   to produce or perform something promised or expected  
     (C13: from Old French delivrer, from Late Latin deliberare to set free, from Latin de- + liberare to free)  
  deliverable      adj  
  deliverability      n  
  deliverer      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    bear, bring, carry, cart, convey, distribute, transport  
2    cede, commit, give up, grant, hand over, make over, relinquish, resign, surrender, transfer, turn over, yield  
3    acquit, discharge, emancipate, free, liberate, loose, ransom, redeem, release, rescue, save  
4    announce, declare, give, give forth, present, proclaim, pronounce, publish, read, utter  
5    administer, aim, deal, direct, give, inflict, launch, strike, throw  
6    discharge, dispense, feed, give forth, provide, purvey, release, supply  

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