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v. de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
1. To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute: deliver groceries; deliver the mail.
2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over: delivered the criminal to the police.
3. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party: campaign workers who delivered the ward for the mayor.
4. To throw or hurl: The pitcher delivered the ball.
5. To strike (a blow).
6. To express in words; declare or utter: deliver a lecture.
a. To give birth to: She delivered a baby boy this morning.
b. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby.
c. To assist (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins.
8. To give forth or produce: an oil well that delivered thousands of barrels a day.
9. To set free, as from captivity, peril, or evil: deliver a captive from slavery. See Synonyms at save1.
1. To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good: The senator delivered on her pledge. He is a manager who just can't seem to deliver.
2. To give birth: She expects to deliver in late August.
deliver (oneself) of
To pronounce; utter: Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.
[Middle English deliveren, from Old French delivrer, from Late Latin dēlīberāre : Latin dē-, de- + līberāre, to free (from līber, free; see leudh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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|Noun||1.||Deliverer - a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)|
|2.||deliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger|
|3.||deliverer - someone employed to make deliveries|
coalman - someone who delivers coal
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
grocery boy - a delivery boy for groceries
iceman - someone who cuts and delivers ice
milkman - someone who delivers milk
paperboy - a boy who sells or delivers newspapers
|4.||deliverer - a person who gives up or transfers money or goods|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bailor - the person who delivers personal property (goods or money) in trust to the bailee in a bailment
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deliverer[dɪˈlɪv/ərəʳ] n (old) → salvatore/trice
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