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render

verb ren·der \ ˈren-dər \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of render

rendered; rendering play \ˈren-d(ə-)riŋ\
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 : 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)
3 a : 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
4 a (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

renderable

play \ˈren-d(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective

renderer

play \ˈren-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of render in a Sentence

  1. Depression can render a person helpless.

  2. Both passengers were rendered unconscious in the accident.

  3. The sight of her rendered him speechless.

  4. The virus rendered the computer useless.

  5. He witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid.

  6. The jury rendered a verdict of not guilty.

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Origin and Etymology of render

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

noun

Definition of render

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

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First Known Use of render

1647



RENDER Defined for English Language Learners

render

verb

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

render

verb ren·der \ ˈren-dər \

Definition of render for Students

rendered; rendering
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

Law Dictionary

render

transitive verb ren·der \ ˈren-dər \

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

renderable

adjective


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