Meanings

1.
to deliver
(Sounds a bit more "distributional" than just "liefern". You usually find it in context of logistics)
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2.
to extradite
(For people)
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3.
to expose someone to
("jemanden ausliefern" - in the sense of being put face to face with some adversarial forces or conditions.)
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The meaning of "liefern"

Vocab:

liefern, die Lieferung, erlösen, ausliefern, abliefern, überliefern, beliefern


Word Family

Root: *leudh

The core idea of this root was:

grown up, tall, grown human

The root shifted from a general sense of human toward a more “group” sense of the people, the folk and also took on a sense of freedom, independence that we can still family members like liberty or liberal.
deliver is also part of that family and originally meant set free.
For some reason, it also took on the sense of “handing over“.

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