deliver vs surrender what difference

what is difference between deliver and surrender

English

Alternative forms

  • delivre (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English deliveren, from Anglo-Norman and Old French delivrer, from Latin + līberō (to set free).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪvə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈlɪvɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪvə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: de‧liv‧er

Verb

deliver (third-person singular simple present delivers, present participle delivering, simple past and past participle delivered)

  1. To set free from restraint or danger.
    Synonyms: free, liberate, release
  2. (process) To do with birth.
    1. To assist in the birth of.
    2. (formal, with “of”) To assist (a female) in bearing, that is, in bringing forth (a child).
      • Sche was delivered sauf and sone
    3. To give birth to.
  3. To free from or disburden of anything.
    • 1622, Henry Peacham, The Compleat Gentleman
      Tully was long ere he could be delivered of a few verses, and those poor ones.
  4. To bring or transport something to its destination.
  5. To hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another.
  6. (intransitive, informal) To produce what was expected or required.
    • 2004, Detroit News, Detroit Pistons: Champions at Work (page 86)
      “You know, he plays great sometimes when he doesn’t score,” Brown said. “Tonight, with Rip (Richard Hamilton) struggling, we needed somebody to step up, and he really did. He really delivered.”
  7. To express in words or vocalizations, declare, utter, or vocalize.
  8. To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge.
    • shaking his head and delivering some show of tears
  9. To discover; to show.
  10. (obsolete) To admit; to allow to pass.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  11. (medicine) To administer a drug.

Synonyms

  • (to set free): free, loose, rid, outbring
  • (to express): utter, outbring
  • (produce what was required): come through, come up with the goods

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • delivre, livered, relived, reviled


English

Alternative forms

  • surrendre (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre (render). Noun use is from Anglo-Norman.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /səˈɹɛndəɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)

Verb

surrender (third-person singular simple present surrenders, present participle surrendering, simple past and past participle surrendered)

  1. (transitive) To give up into the power, control, or possession of another.
  2. (military, by extension, transitive) To yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.
  3. (intransitive or reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in.
    I surrender!
  4. (transitive) To give up possession of; to yield; to resign.
    to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage
  5. (reflexive) To yield (oneself) to an influence, emotion, passion, etc.
    to surrender oneself to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep
  6. (transitive, intransitive, blackjack) To abandon (one’s hand of cards) and recover half of the initial bet.
  7. (transitive, insurance) For a policyholder, to voluntarily terminate an insurance contract before the end of its term, usually with the expectation of receiving a surrender value.

Synonyms

  • ((transitive) give up into the power, control, or possession of another): hand over, overgive
  • ((intransitive) give oneself up into the power of another): strike one’s flag, wave the white flag

Translations

Noun

surrender (countable and uncountable, plural surrenders)

  1. An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
  2. The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
  3. (law, property law) The yielding of the leasehold estate by the lessee to the landlord, so that the tenancy for years merges in the reversion and no longer exists.

Synonyms

  • capitulation

Translations

Anagrams

  • surrendre

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