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Another word for rescue

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Verb
  1. To extricate, as from danger or confinement

      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
      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:
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  2. To extricate from an undesirable state

      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:
      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.
      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
      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.
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Noun
  1. Extrication from danger or confinement

      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
      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:
      1. The saving or rescue of any goods, property, etc. from destruction, damage, or waste
      2. Award given to those who aid in such a rescue when under no obligation to do so, especially in the form of a portion of the cargo.
      3. Any material, goods, etc. thus saved and sold or put to use
      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.
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Another word for rescue

Noun
  1. The act of rescuing

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    freeing

  2. An instance of rescue

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    achievement

Verb
  1. To save from danger or evil

  2. To free

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    free

    ransom

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