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render

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[ ren-der ]
/ ˈrɛn dər /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to provide due reward.
to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.
noun
Building Trades. a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.
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Origin of render

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First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English rendren, from Middle French rendre, from unattested Vulgar Latin rendere, alteration (formed by analogy with prendere “to take”) of Latin reddere “to give back,” equivalent to red- prefix meaning “again” or “again and again” + -dere, combining form of dare “to give”; see red-

OTHER WORDS FROM render

ren·der·a·ble, adjectiveren·der·er, nounun·ren·der·a·ble, adjective

Other definitions for render (2 of 2)

render2
[ ren-der ]
/ ˈrɛn dər /

noun
a person or thing that rends or tears something apart forcefully or violently.

Origin of render

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First recorded in 1580–90; rend + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for render

render
/ (ˈrɛndə) /

verb (tr)
noun
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

Derived forms of render

renderable, adjectiverenderer, noun

Word Origin for render

C14: from Old French rendre, from Latin reddere to give back (influenced by Latin prendere to grasp), from re- + dare to give
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