deliver has definitions from the field of baseball
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[ verb ] deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

Synonyms

present

Examples

"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

`` Several times I found the players pepping me up , where it usually is the coach who is supposed to deliver the fight talk .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

As a contemporary bonus , the set includes Carl_Sandburg 's address at a joint session of Congress , delivered on Lincoln 's birthday two years ago .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

After the preliminary business affair was finished Depew arose and delivered the convincing speech that clinched the nomination for Roosevelt .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Booth had delivered his line .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

He saw himself before them delivering the speech .

Related terms

talk speechify presentation

2
[ verb ] bring to a destination, make a delivery

Examples

"our local super market delivers"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

The world 's best golfer , shooting below par , came to the last hole of the opening round of the Los_Angeles_open with every intention of delivering a final crusher .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

It should be no_more difficult to deliver such devices than other weapons .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

The pretence was that he was delivering a prescription from Dr._Verdi .

Dr._Verdi had told him to deliver his package in_person .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Our suspicions eventually centered , by the process of elimination , on a grocer 's boy , a thoroughly bad_hat , who delivered cartons to the people overhead .

3
[ verb ] to surrender someone or something to another

Examples

"the guard delivered the criminal to the police" "render up the prisoners" "render the town to the enemy" "fork over the money"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

He was called_upon 26 times - more than all_of the other ball carriers combined - and delivered 145 yards .

Related terms

pass bail give_away deliverer

4
[ verb ] free from harm or evil

Synonyms

rescue

Used in print

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

`` E._B. '' compared John_Brown to Moses in_that they were both acting to deliver millions from oppression .

Whereas , John_Brown has cheerfully risked his life in endeavoring to deliver those who are denied all rights and is this day doomed to suffer death for his efforts in behalf of those who have no helper :

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

When I 'd delivered myself of that gem there was nothing to do but order up another drink .

5
[ verb ] hand over to the authorities of another country

Examples

"They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there"

Used in print

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Rather_than sit around waiting for the suitcases to be delivered , they had gone sight-seeing .

Related terms

expel repatriate exile

6
[ verb ] pass down

Synonyms

return render

Examples

"render a verdict" "deliver a judgment"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

Mr._Justice_Clark delivered the opinion of the Court .

Related terms

communicate

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[ verb ] utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)

Examples

"The students delivered a cry of joy"

Related terms

utter

8
[ verb ] carry out or perform

Synonyms

drive_home

Examples

"deliver an attack", "deliver a blow" The boxer drove home a solid left"

Related terms

give land

9
[ verb ] free from a burden, evil, or distress

Synonyms

relieve

Related terms

rid

10
[ verb ] from sins, as in religious dogma

Synonyms

redeem save

Related terms

religion redemption savior

11
[ verb ] relinquish possession or control over

Examples

"The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

12
[ verb ] (baseball) throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball

Synonyms

pitch

Examples

"The pitcher delivered the ball"

Related terms

throw fan pitch

13
[ verb ] give birth (to a newborn)

Examples

"My wife had twins yesterday!"

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