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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
While this may have felt permissible in any other context, its presentation alongside the movie’s Ukrainian subjects — who have no such option to escape their circumstances — verges on betrayal, and momentarily renders her commentary futile. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 16 Feb. 2024 Faculty in particular are allergic to working in enterprises, both pro-social and anti-social; earning the PhD required for tenure-track positions renders nonprofit or private sector experience impractical at best. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The waiting periods, and the fact that garnering enough signatures can take weeks, often renders the maneuver futile for time-sensitive legislation. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 16 Feb. 2024 The other factor to consider is the bulb’s CRI (or color rendering index), which Pelle recommends at 90 or above. Caitie Kelly Gisela Williams Julekha Dash Catherine Hong Devorah Lev-Tov, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 The Artist heads to the Bronx, rendered here in garish CGI, to apologize to her younger self. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 In enabling the privatization of the public square, Section 230 has inadvertently rendered impossible deliberation between citizens who are supposed to be equal before the law. Jaron Lanier, WIRED, 13 Feb. 2024 Authorities began rendering medical aid upon two other people, who also died. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 The officer went to Jeremy and his mother and began to render aid, the warrant says. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024
Noun
The design team can’t yet share any information regarding the layout or any renders of the living quarters. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 The Pixel Fold camera bar was a rounded rectangle, but this is a full-on pill shape, which, in these renders, follows the shape of the camera glass cover. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2024 Now, with an AI art generator, his team can turn a rough ink sketch into several renders of a gleaming skyscraper in an urban landscape in just a few minutes—not perfect, but good enough to start a conversation with a client. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 7 Dec. 2023 Samsung is expected to upgrade the Galaxy S24 Ultra with a new 50-megapixel x5 telephoto lens, which is on show in the render. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Telo is still in its early stages with nothing but renders to show so far. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 13 June 2023 Similar renders have also been published of the non-Pro Pixel 8 by MySmartPrice, also in collaboration with OnLeaks. Jay Peters, The Verge, 14 Mar. 2023 This is a fake render, and the real screen does not seem to ever be this crisp. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 What renders cannot show, however, is whether standard iPhone 15 models will finally get fast refresh rate ‘ProMotion’ displays. Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 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 2 Mar. 2024.

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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