verb ren·der \ˈren-dər\

: 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)

ren·deredren·der·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of RENDER

transitive verb
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
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)
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
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
:  to direct the execution of :  administer <render justice>
:  to apply a coat of plaster or cement directly to
intransitive verb
:  to give recompense
ren·der·able \-d(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
ren·der·er \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of RENDER

  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



Definition of RENDER

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

First Known Use of RENDER

RENDERER Defined for Kids


verb ren·der \ˈren-dər\

Definition of RENDER for Kids

:  to cause to be or become <… the girls were rendered quite speechless by the miracle. — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>
:  to furnish or give to another <Passing drivers stopped to render aid.>
:  to officially report <The jury rendered a verdict.>
:  to obtain by heating <render lard from fat>
:  perform 3 <render a song>


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