deliver

verb
1 TAKE STH SOMEWHERE (I) to take goods, letters etc to the place where they have been sent: Do you deliver on Saturdays? | deliver sth to: Could you deliver this letter to the accounts department? | have sth delivered: I'm having some flowers delivered for her birthday.
2 deliver a speech/lecture/talk etc to make a speech etc to a lot of people: The President, as was customary, delivered the opening address..
3 DO STH YOU SHOULD DO (I, T) to do or provide the things you are expected to, because you are responsible for them or they are part of your job: Local councils are responsible for delivering most basic services. | deliver the goods (=do or provide what you are expected to): They made all kinds of promises before the election, but have since failed to deliver the goods. | deliver on a promise AmE (=do what you promised to do)
4 BABY (T) to help a woman give birth to a baby: Traditionally, local midwives would deliver all the babies in the area. | deliver sb of formal: On May 14th, she was safely delivered of a daughter.
5 deliver a blow/shock etc to to hit someone, give them a shock etc: He delivered a wild, desperate blow to Derek's jaw.
6 deliver a verdict/judgment/ruling etc to officially state a formal decision or judgment
7 PERSON (transitive always + adv/prep) to put someone into someone else's control: deliver sb to: Sharett had betrayed him and delivered him to the enemy.
8 VOTES (T) especially AmE to get the votes or support of a particular group of people in an election: We're counting on you to deliver the blue collar vote.
9 MAKE SB FREE OF (T) literary or Biblical to help someone escape from something bad or evil: deliver sb from: Deliver us from temptation.
— deliverer noun (C) deliver sth up phrasal verb (transitive often passive) formal to give something to someone else (+ to): All documents must be delivered up to the trustee.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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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 — 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

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  • 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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