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Definition of "deliver" []

  • To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute: deliver groceries; deliver the mail. (verb-transitive)
  • To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over: delivered the criminal to the police. (verb-transitive)
  • To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party: campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw or hurl: The pitcher delivered the ball. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike (a blow). (verb-transitive)
  • To carry (goods, etc) to a destination, esp to carry and distribute (goods, mail, etc) to several places (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To hand over, transfer, or surrender (verb)
  • To release or rescue (from captivity, harm, corruption, etc) (verb)
  • To aid in the birth of (offspring) (verb)
  • To give birth to (offspring) (verb)
  • To aid or assist (a female) in the birth (of offspring) (verb)
  • To give birth (to offspring) (verb)
  • To utter or present (a speech, oration, idea, etc) (verb)
  • To utter (an exclamation, noise, etc) (verb)
  • To discharge or release (something, such as a blow or shot) suddenly (verb)
  • To cause (voters, constituencies, etc) to support a given candidate, cause, etc (verb)

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Use "deliver" in a sentence
  • "It shall be the duty of the President of the Association to preside at its meetings, and to discharge such other duties as shall appertain to his office; and he shall, at the expiration of his term deliver an address before the Association."
  • "Sarah Palin (R) said that she expects Tuesday's election to be a "political earthquake" and that the message voters will deliver is that the left and President Obama "blew it.""
  • "The package he failed to deliver is almost certainly my raspberries."