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Synonyms for rescue
ˈrɛs kyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving(verb)

    recovery or preservation from loss or danger

    "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

    livery, speech, pitch, delivery, bringing, preservation, deliverance, manner of speaking, economy, saving, legal transfer, obstetrical delivery

  2. rescue, deliver(verb)

    free from harm or evil

    pitch, have, fork out, deliver, bear, surrender, return, redeem, extradite, deport, turn in, cede, fork up, hand over, drive home, give up, fork over, present, give birth, birth, render, save

  3. rescue(verb)

    take forcibly from legal custody

    "rescue prisoners"


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rescue(v)

    retake, recover, recapture, liberate, extricate, save, deliver, preserve

    endanger, imperil, betray, surrender, abandon, expose

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rescue(v. a.)

    liberate, free, deliver, save, redeem, extricate, release, ransom, set free, bring off

  2. rescue(n.)

    liberation, release, redemption, ransom, salvation, deliverance, extrication

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rescue(n)

    deliverance, liberation, salvation, ransom, extrication, disentanglement

  2. rescue(v)

    release, deliver, liberate, recapture, redeem, save, extricate, disenthrall

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How to use rescue in a sentence?

  1. Jim Jordan:

    The vice president's son gets paid $ 50,000 a month and gets hired by a company in an industry Jim Jordan has no experience in and oh that's fine ? try taking that message to the American people... When they see the vice president's son getting paid $ 50,000 a month in a field, in an industry he has no experience in... And then when the company that's paying that money is under investigation, guess what ? Daddy comes running to the rescue. The vice president of the United States comes running in and says,' Fire that prospector.'.

  2. Glen Philip:

    It really ranks as the number one strange save, the squadron has been involved in some hair-raising tasks. Most of our rescues are obviously boat or person related. This rescue was so different because we had to lasso the horse while keeping him as unstressed as possible.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The downside of venturing into uncharted waters is not at all as disastrous as not leaving the shore, and waiting endlessly for your boat to arrive for your rescue. Take a chance, and leap into unknown waters to reinvent your potental and strengthen your self.

  4. Dave Koontz:

    It's always very saddening to our rescue team when an animal doesn't make it and often the situation is that the animal is past the point of being able to recover.

  5. Adisak Wongsukjan:

    I was happy to hear the cheering from the rescue workers. I felt that I have hope that I am going to get to see my son alive, i want to hug my son... usually our family sleep in the same bed together. We are a very close family.

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