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rescue

noun

1 rescue

Recovery or preservation from loss or danger.

synonyms: deliverance, delivery, saving.

Roget 707: aid, aidance; assistance, help, opitulation, succor; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy etc. ... show more

Roget 672: deliverance, extrication, rescue; reprieve, reprieval; respite; liberation etc. 750; emancipation; redemption, salvation; riddance; ... show more

Dutch: bevrijding, verlossing, behoud, behoudenis, heil, redding
Polish: ratunek



verb

1 rescue

Free from harm or evil.

synonym: deliver.

Roget 672: deliver, extricate, rescue, save, emancipate, redeem, ransom; bring off, bring through; tirer d'affaire [Fr.], get the wheel out of the rut, snatch from the jaws of death, come to the rescue; rid; ... show more

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Dutch: behouden, bevrijden, redden, verlossen

2 rescue

Take forcibly from legal custody.


Moby thesaurus: Emancipation Proclamation, abet, affranchise, affranchisement, aid, assist, assistance, avail, bail out, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, break, breakout, buy, comfort, conserve, deliver, deliverance, delivery ... show more.

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