render

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verb

ren·​der ˈren-dər How to pronounce render (audio)
rendered; rendering ˈren-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce render (audio)

transitive verb

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
2
a
: to transmit to another : deliver
b
c
: to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: such as
(1)
: to hand down (a legal judgment)
(2)
: to agree on and report (a verdict)
3
a
: to give in return or retribution
b(1)
(2)
c
: to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation : pay
d
: to do (a service) for another
4
a(1)
: to cause to be or become : make
enough rainfall … to render irrigation unnecessaryP. 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
5
: to direct the execution of : administer
render justice
6
: to apply a coat of plaster or cement directly to

intransitive verb

: to give recompense
renderable adjective
renderer noun

render

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noun

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

Example Sentences

Verb 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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
The five Memphis Police Department officers were fired Friday, less than two weeks after the Jan. 7 arrest of Tyre Nichols, 29, Officials said the five were dismissed for excessive use of force, failure to intervene and failure to render aid. Steve Leblanc, ajc, 22 Jan. 2023 The five officers — all of whom are Black — were found to have violated department policies pertaining to use of force, duty to render aid and duty to intervene, the department said in a news release. Robert Klemko, Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2023 The police department said in a statement that the officers, who had been on the force between two and a half and five years, violated multiple department policies – including those on use of force, failure to render aid and their duty to intervene. Lucas Finton, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2023 The five officers — all of whom are Black — were found to have violated department policies pertaining to use of force, duty to render aid, and duty to intervene, the department said in a news release. Robert Klemko, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Jan. 2023 Investigators working on an internal review of the arrest found the officers violated policies for use of force, duty to intervene and duty to render aid. Steve Almasy, CNN, 20 Jan. 2023 Even without taking into account the billions of social media videos and clips, the options available to viewers have become so paralyzing as to render the notion of only three major networks virtually unthinkable. Greg Carannante, Sun Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2023 From the whitewashed mosque atop a high ridge, the muezzin’s call to prayer reverberates solemnly off the surrounding rocky spurs, a sound that seems to render all others irrelevant. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2023 As Druckmann explains, the high body count is necessary to render the mechanics instinctive for the player. Will Bedingfield, WIRED, 12 Jan. 2023
Noun
The image above shows a digital render of the concept. Chris Smith, BGR, 9 Nov. 2022 While the exact size of these cutouts remains to be seen, a render of what the design may look like is below. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 2 Mar. 2022 Enlarge / An unofficial render of the OnePlus 11 Pro. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 12 Sep. 2022 Extreme wide shots and surveillance cameras induce a sense of paranoia, while extreme close-ups render faces unrecognizable. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2022 Mansion’s’ drab comic strokes and narrative render the movie almost superfluous. Carson Burton, Variety, 9 Sep. 2022 Some cases may also come with the S Pen, according to a marketing render shared by leaker Evan Blass. Jay Peters, The Verge, 13 Jan. 2021 Mascharka said designers even asked for small notes, like the placement of a storm drain near the field, to get even the finest details in their final render. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Aug. 2022 Every customer will be sent a render of their pendant by October, but can't influence the design. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of render was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near render

Cite this Entry

“Render.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/render. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

render

verb
ren·​der
ˈren-dər
rendered; rendering
-d(ə-)riŋ
1
: to obtain by heating
render lard from fat
2
a
: to furnish or give to another : deliver
render a report
render aid
b
: surrender entry 1 sense 1, give up
rendered their lives to save others
3
: to give in return
render thanks
4
a
: to cause to be or become
render a person helpless
b
: perform sense 3a
render a salute
c
: perform sense 3b
render a song
d
: translate sense 3a, b
render Latin into English
renderable
-d(ə-)rə-bəl
adjective
renderer
-dər-ər
noun

Legal Definition

render

transitive verb
ren·​der ˈren-dər How to pronounce render (audio)
1
: to transmit to another : deliver
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
: to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation : make payment of
4
: to direct the execution of
render justice
renderable adjective

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