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verb ren·der \ˈren-dər\

Simple Definition of render

  • : to cause (someone or something) to be in a specified condition

  • : to give (something) to someone

  • law : to officially report or declare (a legal judgment, such as a verdict)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of render

renderedrendering play \-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to melt down <render suet>; also :  to extract by melting <render lard> b :  to treat so as to convert into industrial fats and oils or fertilizer

  3. 2 a :  to transmit to another :  deliver b :  give up, yield c :  to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: as (1) :  to hand down (a legal judgment) (2) :  to agree on and report (a verdict)

  4. 3 a :  to give in return or retribution b (1) :  give back, restore (2) :  reflect, echo c :  to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation :  pay d :  to do (a service) for another

  5. 4 a (1) :  to cause to be or become :  make <enough rainfall … to render irrigation unnecessary — P. E. James> <rendered him helpless> (2) :  impart b (1) :  to reproduce or represent by artistic or verbal means :  depict (2) :  to give a performance of (3) :  to produce a copy or version of <the documents are rendered in the original French> (4) :  to execute the motions of <render a salute> c :  translate

  6. 5 :  to direct the execution of :  administer <render justice>

  7. 6 :  to apply a coat of plaster or cement directly to

  8. intransitive verb
  9. :  to give recompense

renderable play \-d(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
renderer play \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of render in a sentence

  1. Depression can render a person helpless.

  2. Both passengers were rendered unconscious in the accident.

  3. The sight of her rendered him speechless.

  4. The virus rendered the computer useless.

  5. He witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid.

  6. The jury rendered a verdict of not guilty.

Origin of render

Middle English rendren, from Anglo-French rendre to give back, surrender, from Vulgar Latin *rendere, alteration of Latin reddere, partly from re- + dare to give & partly from re- + -dere to put — more at date, do

First Known Use: 14th century



noun ren·der

Definition of render

  1. :  a return especially in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord


First Known Use of render


RENDER Defined for Kids


verb ren·der \ˈren-dər\

Definition of render for Students


  1. 1 :  to cause to be or become <… the girls were rendered quite speechless by the miracle. — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>

  2. 2 :  to furnish or give to another <Passing drivers stopped to render aid.>

  3. 3 :  to officially report <The jury rendered a verdict.>

  4. 4 :  to obtain by heating <render lard from fat>

  5. 5 :  perform 3 <render a song>

Law Dictionary


transitive verb ren·der \ˈren-dər\

Legal Definition of render

  1. 1 :  to transmit to another :  deliver

  2. 2 :  to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: as a :  hand down <render a judgment> b :  to agree on and report (a verdict) — compare enter

  3. 3 :  to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation :  make payment of

  4. 4 :  to direct the execution of <render justice>

renderable adjective

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