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Definition 1: recovery or preservation from loss or danger - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rescue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rescue in the sense of this definition

(rescue is a kind of ...) the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)

(... is a kind of rescue ) saving the lives of drowning persons

"he took a course in lifesaving"

(... is a kind of rescue ) (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

(... is a kind of rescue ) rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

"the reclamation of delinquent children"

(... is a kind of rescue ) the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire

(... is a kind of rescue ) the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

(... is a kind of rescue ) saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation

"the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"

(... is a kind of rescue ) a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them

Definition 2: take forcibly from legal custody - [verb of possession]

Samples where rescue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rescue prisoners

(rescue is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

Synonyms for rescue in the sense of this definition

(rescue is a kind of ...) bring into safety

"We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

(... is a kind of rescue ) save from ruin, destruction, or harm

(... is a kind of rescue ) relieve temporarily

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