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Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪvər; dɪˈlɪvə(r)/

Translation of deliver in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (hand over) [goods/message] entregar* his new car was delivered yesterday ayer le entregaron el coche nuevo the bus delivers me to my doorstep el autobús me deja en mi misma puerta to deliver (up/over) the fortress to the enemy entregarle* la fortaleza al enemigo see also good 2 3 1
    Example sentences
    • Then last Friday they delivered a bunch of letters and packages some dating back to the past two years.
    • What happens if someone writes the wrong address on an envelope, or the postman delivers the letter to the wrong door?
    • Whilst in Britain a paper round is done by spotty 13 yr old kids before school, here it is a proper job and the delivery guys also double up by delivering goods during the days.
    1.2 (distribute) [milk/mail/paper] repartir ([ a domicilio ]) we have our milk/paper delivered every day nos traen la leche/el periódico a casa todos los días
  • 2 (save) [literary/literario] librar to deliver sb from sth librar a algn de algo deliver us from evil líbranos del mal Lord deliver us! ¡Dios nos libre!
    Example sentences
    • In June 2001 she was delivered of a 3.1 kg healthy boy, her seventh child and fourth caesarean.
    • At length, however, she was delivered of a child; but it is uncertain whether it was born alive or not.
    Example sentences
    • She prayed the bell would save her and deliver her from this torment, but her prayer fell on mute ears and there were still seven minutes when she reached the front and turned to face the class.
    • His strong performance delivers the movie from all-out silliness; this is quite a feat, given that he's required to utter lines like ‘That's a sandstorm!’
    • But the region will pay a heavy price for his folly unless the scandal swirling around him delivers the world from his Machiavellian designs.
  • 3 3.1 (administer) [blow/punch] propinar, asestar 3.2 (issue) [ultimatum] dar*; [warning] hacer*; [speech] pronunciar; [lecture/sermon] dar*; [Law/Derecho] [judgment] dictar, pronunciar, emitir
    Example sentences
    • In witness of which this document has been signed and sealed as a deed and delivered the date and year first before written.
    • It is no doubt true that a deed may be delivered on a condition that it is not to be operative until some event happens or some condition is performed.
    • The plaintiff had delivered a formal written notice within time, but the notice had failed to state the grounds of appeal or the facts on which he relied.
    Example sentences
    • He delivered himself of this speech with the air of one who has solved a great truth.
    • And besides them, there's the invitation-only crowd at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, to whom he will deliver the only formal speech of his visit.
    • Knowing that a poor performance would reignite the whispering campaign against him, he spoke in a leaden manner before delivering a blunt ‘modernise or die’ message.
    Example sentences
    • But the verdict delivered by the Court of Final Appeal said the authority will still be able to provide such facilities through another party after the listing.
    • Against this backdrop, Roh should wait patiently until the Constitutional Court delivers its final verdict.
    • Visitors to the interactive exhibition can perform in front of the tough panel with the judges delivering their verdicts, more often than not trading insults among themselves.
    3.3 (produce, provide) he promised much, but delivered little cumplió muy poco de lo mucho que había prometido this treaty delivered several advantages este tratado trajo como consecuencia varias ventajas 3.4 [Sport/Deporte] [ball] lanzar* 3.5 (in elections) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [state] ganar
    Example sentences
    • People expect us to deliver on our election promises.
    • It employs 18 full and part time trained staff and prides itself on delivering its promises by providing quality products at competitive prices.
    • There will be no ‘business as usual’, since his supporters expect him to deliver on the many promises he has made during the campaign.
    Example sentences
    • He is quick to the ball and delivers a quality blow.
    • He has worked on an exceptionally quick hand punch that delivers a blow before larger defensive tackles can get into their rushes.
    • He takes proper angles to the ball, not wasting any steps, and delivers a powerful blow when he gets there.
  • 4 [Medicine/Medicina] her husband delivered the baby su marido la asistió or atendió en el parto they delivered the child with forceps sacaron al niño con fórceps the queen was delivered of a son/daughter [formal] la reina dio a luz (a) un hijo (varón)/una hija
    Example sentences
    • Ita was the local midwife and delivered many a home birth before the Maternity Hospital era in rural parishes.
    • A community midwife who has delivered hundreds of babies over the past 30 years has been honoured with an award for the special care she has given patients.
    • The delivery room nurse, the resident, and the attending physician assisted as the plaintiff delivered a healthy baby boy.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [Business/Comercio] we deliver free of charge hacemos reparto(s) a domicilio gratuitamente
  • 2 (produce the necessary) [colloquial/familiar] cumplir he's full of big talk, but can he deliver? habla mucho, pero ¿es capaz de cumplir? he has not delivered on any of his promises no ha cumplido ninguna de sus promesas

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • to deliver oneself of sth (express) [formal] exponer* or expresar algo

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