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Definition of Deliver


  1. To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
  2. To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
  3. To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.
  4. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
  5. To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.
  6. To discover; to show.
  7. To deliberate.
  8. To admit; to allow to pass.
  9. Free; nimble; sprightly; active.

Deliver Quotations

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Napoleon Bonaparte

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
Jim Morrison

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
John Locke

You've got to eat while you dream. You've got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.
Jack Welch
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Deliver Translations

deliver in Afrikaans is lewer, aflewer, inlewer
deliver in Dutch is afleveren, leveren, bestellen
deliver in French is livrer, extrader, livrons, livrez, livrent
deliver in German is ausliefern, befreien
deliver in Italian is estradare, fornire
deliver in Latin is refero, prodo, libero, vindico
deliver in Norwegian is levere
deliver in Portuguese is entregue
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