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)
Full Definition of render
ren·deredren·der·ing play \-d(ə-)riŋ\
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
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
5 : to direct the execution of : administer <render justice>
6 : to apply a coat of plaster or cement directly to
: to give recompense
Examples of render
Depression can render a person helpless.
Both passengers were rendered unconscious in the accident.
The sight of her rendered him speechless.
The virus rendered the computer useless.
He witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid.
The jury rendered a verdict of not guilty.
Definition of render
: a return especially in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord
First Known Use of render
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