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English definition of “deliver”

deliver

verb     /dɪˈlɪvər/
[I or T] to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to a place: deliver goods/mail/products Manufacturers can deliver goods directly from factories. Most stores will deliver between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.deliver sth to sb/sth Together, the three groups deliver 340,000 meals a year to homebound people.
[T] to provide a service: We want world-class wages and conditions for our people to match the world class services that they deliver. The company is working tirelessly to deliver improved services for passengers.
[I or T] to achieve, provide, or produce something: The price wars we see among retailers are a direct result of their need to maximise market share and deliver profits to shareholders.deliver a rise/increase in sth We have been able to deliver a 40% rise in revenues and profits for the seventh successive year. deliver growth/returns/savings deliver benefits/results/improvements
[I] to do something that has been promised: The main complaint from analysts is that the company says all the right things but fails to deliver. In particular, critics cite his failure to deliver on a promise to attract half-a-million customers for the new service by last summer.
[I or T] to manufacture and supply something to a customer: Boeing predicts that manufacturers will deliver 28,600 airplanes worth $2.8 trillion by 2026. Our key aim is to deliver a quality product to the consumer. Officials say the merger should be invisible, as the new company will continue to deliver electricity and gas to customers and be regulated by the same body.
[T] to make a speech or an official statement: deliver a briefing/report/speech She is due to deliver a keynote speech to finance ministers this afternoon. The water industry regulator is due to deliver his verdict on the proposed takeover today.
deliver content to provide information, text, and pictures for a book, website, etc.: The digital entertainment company is working with hardware companies, trying to come up with technologies to deliver content the way they think consumers want to see it.
deliver a blow to sb/sth to have a damaging effect on someone or something: This move is going to continue to deliver a blow to the company and its position in the industry.
deliver the goods informal to do what you have promised to do, or to produce what is wanted: The company expects employees to perform and to deliver the goods.
(Definition of deliver verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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