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de·liv·er  (d-lvr)
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 (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins.
c. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby.
8. To give forth or produce: The oil well delivered only 50 barrels a day.
9. To set free, as from misery, 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 cant 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 dlberre : Latin d-, de- + lberre, to free (from lber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots).]

de·liver·a·bili·ty n.
de·liver·a·ble adj.
de·liver·er n.

deliver  /dlvr/  v. 1 [I;T] to take goods to a place of business, a home, etc.: Trucks deliver food to supermarkets. 2 [T] to give, pass on: to deliver a speech, deliver a message 3 [T] to help (a baby) to be born: Which doctor delivered your baby? 4 [I;T] infrml.fig. to produce good results: Id call her a great salesperson because she really delivers! 5 frml. to deliver from: to free, save from (danger) 6 to deliver on ones promises: to do what one has promised: The voters were angry that the man they elected failed to deliver on his promises. Deliver

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