Definition of render
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 : deliverb : give up, yieldc : to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: such as (1) : to hand down (a legal judgment) (2) : to agree on and report (a verdict)
4a (1) : to cause to be or become : make <enough rainfall … to render irrigation unnecessary — P. E. James> <rendered him helpless> (2) : impartb (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
: to give recompense
renderableplay \-d(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
rendererplay \-dər-ər\ noun
Examples of render in a sentence
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.
Definition of render
: a return especially in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord
First Known Use of render
RENDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of render for English Language Learners
: 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)
RENDER Defined for Kids
Definition of render for Students
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 3 <render a song>
Legal Definition of render
1 : to transmit to another : deliver
3 : to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation : make payment of
4 : to direct the execution of <render justice>
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