deliver Definition

  • 1to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people's houses or places of work
  • 2to give a speech, talk, or performance to an audience
  • 3to provide or produce something promised or expected

Using deliver: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "deliver" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The postman delivers the mail every morning.

  • Example

    She delivered a powerful speech at the conference.

  • Example

    The company promised to deliver the product by the end of the week.

  • Example

    The hospital staff helped her deliver the baby safely.

  • Example

    He delivered a knockout punch to win the boxing match.

deliver Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using deliver

  • to communicate important information to someone


    I need you to deliver the message to the boss that we need more resources.

  • deliver the coup de grâce

    to deliver the final blow or decisive action to end something


    The team delivered the coup de grâce with a last-minute goal to win the game.

  • to assist in the birth of a baby


    The midwife helped deliver the baby safely.

Phrases with deliver

  • to do what is expected or promised, especially by producing good results


    The team needs to deliver the goods if they want to win the championship.

  • to do what one has promised to do


    The company must deliver on its promise to reduce carbon emissions.

  • to announce the decision of a court or jury


    The judge will deliver the verdict tomorrow.

Origins of deliver

from Old French 'delivrer', from Latin 'de-' (away) + 'liberare' (set free)


Summary: deliver in Brief

The verb 'deliver' [dɪˈlɪvər] means to take goods or letters to people's homes or workplaces, give a speech or performance, or provide something promised or expected. It can be used in phrases like 'deliver the goods,' meaning to produce good results, and idioms like 'deliver the message,' meaning to communicate important information. Examples include 'The postman delivers the mail every morning,' and 'She delivered a powerful speech at the conference.'

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