re·​lend (ˌ)rē-ˈlend How to pronounce relend (audio)
relent (ˌ)rē-ˈlent How to pronounce relend (audio) ; relending

transitive verb

: to lend (something) again
The banks are also paying the states quite minimal rates for the use of their public monies, and turning around and relending this money … to the states and their citizens at much higher rates.Ellen Brown

Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relend was in 1797

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Cite this Entry

“Relend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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