de|liv|er [ dı`lıvər ] verb ***
▸ 1 take something/someone to place
▸ 2 give formal talk
▸ 3 provide something (promised)
▸ 4 in computing
▸ 5 help woman give birth
▸ 6 give someone a hard hit
▸ 7 free someone from situation
1. ) transitive to take something, especially goods or letters, to a place:
The package was delivered this morning.
deliver something to something: Would you like to have the latest fashions delivered to your door?
deliver something by hand (=take a letter or package to a place yourself, rather than using the postal service)
a ) to give information or documents to someone:
The message was delivered by the Finnish ambassador.
deliver something to someone: These records should be delivered to the Registrar at the end of every financial year.
b ) to take someone to a place where they will be guarded or taken care of:
deliver someone to: He was safely delivered to his hotel.
2. ) transitive FORMAL to give a formal talk to a group of people:
deliver a speech/lecture/address: The main speech was delivered by Anne Samson.
a ) to give an official decision:
The jury returned to deliver its verdict.
3. ) intransitive or transitive to do something that you have promised to do:
No one believed that he would be able to deliver everything that he had promised.
deliver on: The president may find himself unable to deliver on tax cuts.
a ) transitive to provide a service:
These reforms will enable us to deliver health services more efficiently.
b ) transitive to win votes or support, especially for a political party:
We're counting on you to deliver votes from younger people.
4. ) transitive COMPUTING to make a computer program available:
We'll soon be delivering this software on multiple platforms.
a ) used for describing the power of a computer and what it can do:
A two-processor configuration should deliver 57 MIPS.
5. ) transitive to help a woman to give birth to a baby:
The baby was delivered by a paramedic.
6. ) transitive to hit someone hard:
deliver a blow/punch: She delivered a hefty blow to his stomach.
7. ) transitive FORMAL to free someone from an unpleasant situation:
deliver someone from something: It was another hundred years before they were finally delivered from slavery.
deliver the goods
to do something that you have promised to do or are expected to do:
People doubt that the President can really deliver the goods.
de,liver `up phrasal verb transitive FORMAL
to give something to someone officially and formally:
All the firm's accounting records have now been delivered up to the court.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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