Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rescue

1 sense of rescue

Sense 1
rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving -- (recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives")
       => recovery, retrieval -- (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rescue

2 senses of rescue

Sense 1
rescue, deliver -- (free from harm or evil)
       => save, carry through, pull through, bring through -- (bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack")

Sense 2
rescue -- (take forcibly from legal custody; "rescue prisoners")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

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