- to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.
- to do; perform: to render a service.
- to furnish; provide: to render aid.
- to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).
- to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.
- to return; to make (a payment in money, kind, or service) as by a tenant to a superior: knights rendering military service to the lord.
- to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).
- to deliver formally or officially; hand down: to render a verdict.
- to translate into another language: to render French poems into English.
- to represent; depict, as in painting: to render a landscape.
- to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.
- to bring out the meaning of by performance or execution; interpret, as a part in a drama or a piece of music.
- to use the processing power of computer hardware and software to synthesize (the components of an image or animation) in a final graphic output.
- to give in return or requital: to render good for evil.
- to give back; restore (often followed by back).
- to send (a suspected criminal) abroad; subject to rendition(def 4).
- to give up; surrender.
- Building Trades. to cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.
- to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting: to render fat.
- to process, as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses.
- to provide due reward.
- to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.
- Building Trades. a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.
Origin of render1
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- a person or thing that rends or tears something apart forcefully or violently.
Origin of render2
Related Wordsprovide, restore, distribute, deliver, give, portray, do, depict, represent, perform, display, interpret, reproduce, relinquish, cede, return, minister, supply, pay, show
Examples from the Web for render
His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
But time and history will render an unambiguous verdict on this matter, as Rubio shall soon see.Rubio’s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past
December 19, 2014
Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly will render this achievable goal of connectivity impossible.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Despite the high numbers, the CDC has stressed the notion that a quick response may render them “very unlikely.”CDC’s Worst Case Scenario: 1.4 Million Ebola Cases
September 23, 2014
No casual clicker should have access to this footage, let alone feel entitled to render some sort of verdict.Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse
September 15, 2014
All have done their duty well, and to them also I desire to render my thanks.Explorations in Australia
If I can render any assistance in making these inquiries, I will.Life in London
My field of labor was my own heart, which I endeavored to render pure in the sight of God.Biography of a Slave
It is not a thing for which one can render formal thanks in formal words.De Profundis
A complete system of drainage is needed to render the work complete.In the Heart of Vosges
- to present or submit (accounts, etc) for payment, approval, or action
- to give or provide (aid, charity, a service, etc)
- to show (obedience), as due or expected
- to give or exchange, as by way of return or requitalto render blow for blow
- to cause to becomegrief had rendered him simple-minded
- to deliver (a verdict or opinion) formally
- to portray or depict (something), as in painting, music, or acting
- computing to use colour and shading to make a digital image look three-dimensional and solid
- to translate (something) into another language or form
- (sometimes foll by up) to yield or givethe tomb rendered up its secret
- (often foll by back) to return (something); give back
- to cover the surface of (brickwork, stone, etc) with a coat of plaster
- (often foll by down) to extract (fat) from (meat) by melting
- to reeve (a line)
- to slacken (a rope, etc)
- history (of a feudal tenant) to make (payment) in money, goods, or services to one's overlord
- a first thin coat of plaster applied to a surface
- history a payment in money, goods, or services made by a feudal tenant to his lord
Word Origin and History for render
late 14c., "repeat, say again," from Old French rendre "give back, present, yield" (10c.), from Vulgar Latin *rendere (formed by dissimilation or on analogy of its antonym, prendre "to take"), from Latin reddere "give back, return, restore," from red- "back" (see re-) + comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)).
Meaning "hand over, deliver" is recorded from late 14c.; "to return" (thanks, a verdict, etc.) is attested from late 15c.; meaning "represent, depict" is first attested 1590s. Irregular retention of -er in a French verb in English is perhaps to avoid confusion with native rend (v.) or by influence of a Middle English legalese noun render "a payment of rent," from French noun use of the infinitive. Related: Rendered; rendering.
1580s, agent noun from rend (v.).