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The act of delivering or the condition of being delivered.
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  1. The act of delivering or the condition of being delivered.
  2. Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.
  3. Act of delivering, the state of being delivered, or something delivered.
A reduction in expenditure or cost.
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  1. A reduction in expenditure or cost.
  2. (--- Usage Problem) An amount of money saved:
  3. Any reduction in expense, time, labor, etc.
(--- Sports) The action of throwing a ball or propelling a puck:
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  1. (--- Sports) The action of throwing a ball or propelling a puck:
  2. A device to release a catch, etc., as for starting or stopping a machine
  3. A document authorizing release, as from an obligation, from prison, etc.
(Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
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  1. (Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
  2. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
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  1. The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
  2. The securing of equal social and economic rights
  3. The act or process of trying to achieve equal rights and status.
The redeeming or release of a captive or of seized property by paying money or complying with other demands
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  1. The redeeming or release of a captive or of seized property by paying money or complying with other demands
  2. The price thus paid or demanded
  3. The release of property or a person in return for payment of a demanded price.
The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
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  1. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
  2. The payment of an obligation, as a government's payment of the value of its bonds.
  3. A reclaiming or rebuying something by virtue of paying off a debt or settling some other predetermined condition of ownership; a buying back of its outstanding stock by a corporate entity; the right of a debtor to buy back property from someone who bought it at a creditor-initiated forced sale. A reclaiming or rebuying something by virtue of paying off a debt or settling some other predetermined condition of ownership; a buying back of its outstanding stock by a corporate entity; the right of a debtor to buy back property from someone who bought it at a creditor-initiated forced sale.
The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
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  1. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
  2. In religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, deliverance from the cycle of rebirth and suffering.
  3. A saving or being saved from danger, evil, difficulty, destruction, etc.; rescue
The act or process of reclaiming.
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  1. The act or process of reclaiming.
  2. The process or industry of obtaining useful materials from waste products
  3. A reclaiming or being reclaimed; esp., the recovery of wasteland, desert, etc. by ditching, filling, or irrigating
The condition of being emancipated.
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  1. The condition of being emancipated.
  2. The act or an instance of emancipating.
  3. The liberation of an individual or a group from a constraint, such as the emancipation of slaves; in family law, the process by which a minor child becomes legally and financially independent of his or her parents and receives the legal rights, at least in some respects, of an adult. The liberation of an individual or a group from a constraint, such as the emancipation of slaves; in family law, the process by which a minor child becomes legally and financially independent of his or her parents and receives the legal rights, at least in some respects, of an adult.
Heroic conduct or behavior.
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  1. Heroic conduct or behavior.
  2. The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.
A thing done; act
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  1. A thing done; act
  2. Action or performance in general:
  3. Action; actual performance
An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
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  1. An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
  2. (Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
  3. An act or accomplishment showing unusual daring, skill, endurance, etc.; remarkable deed; exploit
Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
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  1. Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
  2. The way in which someone or something functions:
  3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
An act remarkable for brilliance or daring; bold deed
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  1. An act remarkable for brilliance or daring; bold deed
  2. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one.
  3. (Computers) A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
An acquired skill or refinement:
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  1. An acquired skill or refinement:
  2. Something accomplished or done successfully; work completed; achievement
  3. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
The actions of a hero.
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To keep in a safe or healthy condition:
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  1. To keep in a safe or healthy condition:
  2. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare:
  3. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem:
To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
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  1. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  3. To keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.; protect; save
(Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
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  1. (Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
  2. To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages. To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages.
  3. To catch or save oneself from a slip, stumble, self-betrayal, etc.
To turn in (trading stamps or coupons) for a prize, premium, discount, etc.
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  1. To turn in (trading stamps or coupons) for a prize, premium, discount, etc.
  2. To get back; recover, as by paying a fee
  3. To save (a person or soul) from a state of sinfulness and its consequences.
To bring back by remembering
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  1. To bring back by remembering
  2. To capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss
  3. To get by recapture
To save from loss or destruction.
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  1. To save from loss or destruction.
  2. To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use.
  3. To save or rescue from shipwreck, fire, flood, etc.; engage or succeed in the salvage of (ships, goods, etc.)
To rescue or bring back (a person or people) from error, vice, etc. to ways of living or thinking regarded as right; reform
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  1. To rescue or bring back (a person or people) from error, vice, etc. to ways of living or thinking regarded as right; reform
  2. To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use, as cultivation or habitation:
  3. To retrieve (something lost, taken away, deposited temporarily, etc.); get back into one's possession
To continue to practice, use, etc.
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  1. To continue to practice, use, etc.
  2. To keep in one's service or pay:
  3. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To hold back, refuse to give or share
  3. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
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  1. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
  2. To protect or guard
(Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
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  1. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
  2. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
  3. To swing at a pitch so as to give (a base runner) a better chance of advancing.
To get back; recover
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  1. To get back; recover
  2. To rescue or save:
  3. To rescue or save
To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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  1. To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
  2. To remove (money) from an account.
  3. To remove from use, consideration, etc.
To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
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  1. To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
  2. To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
  3. To give aid or assistance to
(Idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial, with of) To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc.
  3. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
To express in words; declare or utter:
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  1. To express in words; declare or utter:
  2. To give forth or produce:
  3. To give birth to:
(Slang) To obtain by illegal or stealthy action:
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  1. (Slang) To obtain by illegal or stealthy action:
  2. (Chemistry) To release (a gas, for example) from combination.
  3. To release from slavery, oppression, enemy occupation, etc.
To set free; release or disentangle (from a net, difficulty, etc.)
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  1. To set free; release or disentangle (from a net, difficulty, etc.)
  2. To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage.
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
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  1. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To set free (a slave, etc.); release from bondage, servitude, or serfdom
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  1. To set free (a slave, etc.); release from bondage, servitude, or serfdom
  2. (Law) To release (a child) from parental control and supervision
To obtain the release of by paying a certain price.
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  1. To obtain the release of by paying a certain price.
  2. To obtain the release of (a captive or property) by paying the demanded price
  3. To release after receiving such a payment.
To relax:
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  1. To relax:
  2. To make or set loose; loosen, release, undo, etc.
  3. To release from a constraint; to set free or liberate
To set free from restraints:
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  1. To set free from restraints:
  2. To release or loose from a leash:
  3. To release from or as from a leash
To free from slavery; emancipate (a slave, serf, etc.)
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  1. To free from slavery; emancipate (a slave, serf, etc.)
To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good:
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  1. To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good:
  2. To give birth to a child
  3. To set free or save from evil, danger, or restraint; liberate
To keep in a safe or healthy condition:
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  1. To keep in a safe or healthy condition:
  2. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare:
  3. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem:
To rescue or bring back (a person or people) from error, vice, etc. to ways of living or thinking regarded as right; reform
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  1. To rescue or bring back (a person or people) from error, vice, etc. to ways of living or thinking regarded as right; reform
  2. To retrieve (something lost, taken away, deposited temporarily, etc.); get back into one's possession
  3. To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use, as cultivation or habitation:
To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
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  1. To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
  2. (Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
  3. (Sports) To recover a ball, puck, etc.
To turn in (coupons, for example) and receive something in exchange.
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  1. To turn in (coupons, for example) and receive something in exchange.
  2. To get back; recover, as by paying a fee
  3. To deliver from sin and its penalties, as by a sacrifice made for the sinner
To save from loss or destruction.
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  1. To save from loss or destruction.
  2. To save or rescue from shipwreck, fire, flood, etc.; engage or succeed in the salvage of (ships, goods, etc.)
  3. To save (discarded or damaged material) for further use.
  1. Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.
  2. Act of delivering, the state of being delivered, or something delivered.
  3. A setting free; rescue or release
The act or manner of giving a speech, striking a blow, throwing a ball, etc.
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  1. The act or manner of giving a speech, striking a blow, throwing a ball, etc.
  2. (--- Law) A formal act of transferring ownership of property to another:
  3. The act or manner of speaking or singing:
The saving or rescue of any goods, property, etc. from destruction, damage, or waste
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  1. The saving or rescue of any goods, property, etc. from destruction, damage, or waste
  2. Any material, goods, etc. thus saved and sold or put to use
  3. In general, it is the value of a piece of equipment or other property after it has been functionally rendered useless for the purpose for which it was intended. In the case of a totally wrecked automobile, for example, it is the depreciated value of whatever usable parts that can be resold in used condition, plus the value per pound of the remaining scrap metal; in maritime law it’s compensation for a service voluntarily given to a vessel in peril that removes it from danger by the sea; in insurance law, the first definition applies, with the proviso that the amount of salvage is deducted from what is paid to the insured. In general, it is the value of a piece of equipment or other property after it has been functionally rendered useless for the purpose for which it was intended. In the case of a totally wrecked automobile, for example, it is the depreciated value of whatever usable parts that can be resold in used condition, plus the value per pound of the remaining scrap metal; in maritime law it’s compensation for a service voluntarily given to a vessel in peril that removes it from danger by the sea; in insurance law, the first definition applies, with the proviso that the amount of salvage is deducted from what is paid to the insured.
A saving or being saved from danger, evil, difficulty, destruction, etc.; rescue
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  1. A saving or being saved from danger, evil, difficulty, destruction, etc.; rescue
  2. A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance.
  3. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.

Synonym Study

  • Save , in this connection, is a general, comprehensive synonym for any of the preceding terms
  • Ransom specifically implies the payment of what is demanded in order to free one held captive
  • Redeem suggests a freeing from bondage or from the consequences of sin, or a reclaiming, as from pawn or deterioration how can I redeem my good name?
  • Deliver implies a setting free from confinement or from some restricting situation deliver me from those interminable sermons
  • Rescue implies prompt action in freeing someone or something from imminent danger or destruction or in releasing someone from captivity the lifeguard rescued the drowning child
Find another word for rescue. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rescue, like: deliverance, saving, release, extrication, liberation, ransom, redemption, salvation, reclamation, reclaiming and emancipation.