render

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

Essential Meaning of render

1 formal : to cause (someone or something) to be in a specified condition Depression can render a person helpless. Both passengers were rendered unconscious in the accident. See More ExamplesThe sight of her rendered him speechless. The virus rendered the computer useless.Hide
2 formal : to give (something) to someone render an apology He witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid/assistance. a fee/payment for services rendered [=for something that a person, company, etc., has done for you]
3 law : to officially report or declare (a legal judgment, such as a verdict) The jury rendered a verdict of not guilty.

Full Definition of render

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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
2a : to transmit to another : deliver
b : give up, yield
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)
3a : 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
4a(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

intransitive verb

: to give recompense

render

noun

Definition of render (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from render

Verb

renderable \ ˈren-​d(ə-​)rə-​bəl How to pronounce render (audio) \ adjective
renderer \ ˈren-​dər-​ər How to pronounce render (audio) \ noun

Examples of render in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Tony’s predicament was once his to suffer alone, but history has unfolded in such a way as to render his condition nearly universal. New York Times, 29 Sep. 2021 The victim was in an unmarked crosswalk when he was struck in the No.1 eastbound lane of El Cajon Boulevard by a dark sedan driven by someone who did not stop to render assistance, Buttle said. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2021 The shock from emergency personnel who clearly saw the signs of distress yet were not allowed to render assistance. John Thomas Iii | Religion News Service, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 Failure to render assistance is the crime at hand, but the commissario feels there’s more to the matter. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 26 Mar. 2021 Autopilot is an advanced driver-assistance feature whose current version does not render vehicles autonomous, the company says on its website. NBC News, 21 Sep. 2021 But MacDonough said the legalization program would do more than just render immigrants eligible for federal benefits. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 20 Sep. 2021 The gig economy is still an integral part of the content market, as that is where experts render their services. Thomas Helfrich, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 That shift helped change the public atmosphere within which the justices would eventually render their decision, Grover said. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This render shows the S22 Ultra with the telltale oval along the bottom edge, just like an old Note phone. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of Kinetix’s abilities is the amount of time required for a single render. Jamie Lang, Variety, 23 Sep. 2021 The image features the same Fold 3 and Flip 3 press render that the leaker provided in the past. Chris Smith, BGR, 4 Aug. 2021 Although the render below clearly shows where the selfie camera would sit. Chris Smith, BGR, 10 July 2021 Areas that people tend to flee also tend to be areas where violence and instability render lockdown measures academic. Frey Lindsay, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Some of these fiddlings seem instrumental: Coffee braces us for the workaday grind, while opiates render surgery tolerable. John Semley, The New Republic, 26 July 2021 An iPhone 13 mini version (seen in the top render) will launch this year, but Apple will reportedly kill the mini line after that. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 July 2021 The render above gives us a look at the full-screen design, suggesting that Samsung might use an Infinity-O display design rather than bringing its Under Panel Camera (UPC) tech to phones for the first time. Chris Smith, BGR, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of render

Verb

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

Noun

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for render

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

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15 Oct 2021

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“Render.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/render. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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render

verb
ren·​der | \ ˈren-dər How to pronounce render (audio) \
rendered; rendering

Kids Definition of render

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

render

transitive verb
ren·​der | \ ˈren-dər How to pronounce render (audio) \

Legal Definition of render

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

Other Words from render

renderable adjective

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