render

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

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 renderable (audio) \ adjective
renderer \ ˈren-​dər-​ər How to pronounce renderer (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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The auto maker said Friday that the vehicles may have a flaw that prevents the brake-light switch from working properly, which could render the brake lights inoperable and even prevent the engine from starting. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Subaru Recalls Cars to Fix Glitch Possibly Caused by Fabric Softener," 1 Mar. 2019 Microsoft didn’t say exactly how that remotely rendered content will be transferred to the HoloLens 2, however. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent," 24 Feb. 2019 Microsoft has naturally held back most of the secret sauce of its Edge rendering engine in order to maintain a browser advantage on Windows. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Google’s Chrome browser will get better because of Microsoft," 6 Dec. 2018 Auction to the highest bidder Plans for putting parks on the land fell through, rendering it surplus. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Gilbert will auction off land it was blasted for overpaying for nearly a decade ago," 12 July 2018 Here's why The Cubs, winners of the World Series two seasons ago and considered one of the top teams in the National League, ultimately pulled away late in Wednesday's game, rendering those two plays at home plate somewhat meaningless. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers are where Chicago Cubs were five years ago," 4 July 2018 The charges say Felicia Blount and Charlotte Hunter, both of Lending a Helping Hand Transportation, alleged billed Medicaid for services the organization did not render. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Indiana AG announces charges in 14 cases – 2 in Lake County – tied to nationwide health care fraud investigation," 28 June 2018 Their popularity has rendered them far too pedestrian to appease the bride who dares to go bold–until now. Christian Oth, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Rustic Bride Is Anything But Basic," 5 Nov. 2018 For one thing, the lighting at New York’s City Hall seems designed to render everyone a 1,000-year-old troll: under the direct-from-above fluorescents, even my 5-year-old niece had eye bags. April Long, Glamour, "I Did My Own Wedding Makeup—and I Regret It," 18 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

However, reports and renders have suggested Samsung will be sticking with a dual lens for the Galaxy S10. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The new Samsung A8s could be our first look at the Galaxy S10's notchless 'hole-punch' display," 10 Dec. 2018 Additionally, Olixar claims that the S10 Plus will have a whopping six cameras, four on the back and two on the front, while the S10 Lite comes with dual rear cameras and a single front camera, based on the renders Mobile Fun received. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung Galaxy S10 renders show hole-punch camera, headphone jack, and no fingerprint sensor," 13 Dec. 2018 Here's something fun: There's no sign of a headphone jack on Pixel Slate based on the renders that have leaked. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "New images of Google’s Pixel Slate tablet show off a USB-C port and round keys," 6 Oct. 2018 Little is known about the 7.8-inch FlexPai phone beyond a series of slick-looking renders, but Royole is already taking preorders for the device, which is due to begin shipping in December. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Unless Samsung is trolling us, a folding Galaxy phone is finally coming this week," 5 Nov. 2018 In the system there was the hardware accelerator path that would sort of go outside of Skia and to the GL render. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Talkin’ Treble: How Android engineers are winning the war on fragmentation," 8 June 2018 What appears to be official press renders have leaked from an anonymous source to Android Headlines, showing a lack of a home button and a larger display. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "This is what Samsung’s next tablet might look like," 2 July 2018 But for anybody who dares to dream, Circuit City's showroom design partner, Taylored Group, released a concept render of its store vision which looks like a Radio Shack as if rendered in a Taiwanese hot-take news video. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The corpse of Circuit City will rise again on February 15," 11 Jan. 2018 Lenovo showed both a full design sketch and a product render that both appear to be non-representative of the actual product. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Lenovo’s all-screen smartphone was all talk," 5 June 2018

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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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render

verb

English Language Learners Definition of render

formal : to cause (someone or something) to be in a specified condition
formal : to give (something) to someone
law : to officially report or declare (a legal judgment, such as a verdict)

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
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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