verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of deliver
Synonyms for deliver
Antonyms for deliver
Related Words for deliverdrop, give, distribute, bear, hand, bring, convey, pass, transport, transfer, surrender, release, read, express, communicate, publish, declare, say, address, tell
Examples from the Web for deliver
Contemporary Examples of deliver
He could deliver a quick, effective speech, or hold a proper press conference.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness
January 5, 2015
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
Koenig proceeds to deliver her deeply conflicted, sorta-kinda support for Adnan.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End
December 18, 2014
Despite general good intentions, however, even good physicians can deliver care that falls short.Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos
December 17, 2014
They were there to put on a show and deliver a message: behold, we are a technological power with which to be reckoned!Sony Hack: A Dictator Move?
December 14, 2014
Historical Examples of deliver
Will you deliver your message, name your place and hour, and I shall meet you.
In trusting too much in government, we have asked of it more than it can deliver.
Why do you stand before the door without knocking, if you have a message to deliver?Rico and Wiseli
You will get nothing to eat until I deliver you up to the officers of the volunteers.In the Midst of Alarms
When he did deliver a letter to them, it was usually a trading letter for Uncle William.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
verb (mainly tr)
- to aid in the birth of (offspring)
- to give birth to (offspring)
- (usually foll by of)to aid or assist (a female) in the birth (of offspring)
- (passive foll by of)to give birth (to offspring)
Word Origin for deliver
c.1200, "save, rescue, set free, liberate," from Old French delivrer "to set free; remove; save, preserve; hand over (goods)," also used of childbirth, from Late Latin deliberare, from de- "away" (see de-) + Latin liberare "to free" (see liberal (adj.)).
Childbirth sense in English, "to bring (a woman) to childbirth," is from c.1300. Sense of "hand over, give, give up, yield" is c.1300. in English, which brings it in opposition to its root. Meaning "project, throw" is 1590s. Related: Delivered; delivering.
In addition to the idiom beginning with deliver
- deliver the goods
- signed, sealed, and delivered