1 carry, bring, convey, distribute, give or hand out; purvey, take round; cart, transport:
Only in a few places in the world do they still deliver milk to the door.
2 hand over, give, surrender, cede, yield, make over, relinquish, give up or over, commit, transfer, turn over, resign:
We were forced to deliver our children to the enemy as hostages.
3 set free, liberate, enfranchise, extricate, release, save, rescue; emancipate, manumit, redeem; disencumber, disburden, ransom:
They were delivered from certain death by the arrival of the helicopter. Modern appliances have delivered millions of women from the drudgery of housework.
4 give, present, utter, read, broadcast; proclaim, announce, declare, set forth, communicate, make known, express, publish, hand over, hand out, promulgate, pronounce, enunciate:
He has to deliver a speech tonight. The police delivered an ultimatum to the terrorists.
5 give, administer, inflict, deal, direct, send, launch, impart, throw; cast, hurl, shoot, discharge, fire:
He delivered a blow on the chin that knocked me out. The ball was delivered with enormous speed.
6 bring forth, bear, give birth to, bring into the world:
In the next three years, she delivered three more girls.
7 produce, perform, put one's money where one's mouth is:
Roger had better deliver, or we shall have to take drastic measures.