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[ ren-der ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to cause to be or become; make:

    to render someone helpless.

  2. to do; perform:

    to render a service.

  3. to furnish; provide:

    to render aid.

    Synonyms: afford, contribute, supply, give

  4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).

    Synonyms: demonstrate

  5. to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.
  6. 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.

  7. to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).
  8. to deliver formally or officially; hand down:

    to render a verdict.

  9. to translate into another language:

    to render French poems into English.

  10. to represent; depict, as in painting:

    to render a landscape.

  11. to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.
  12. to bring out the meaning of by performance or execution; interpret, as a part in a drama or a piece of music.
  13. Digital Technology.
    1. to use the processing power of computer hardware and software to synthesize (the components of an image or animation) in a final graphic output:

      I’m able to render the lighting in this scene much faster now, thanks to my new graphics card.

    2. to load (game assets) in a video game, displaying objects, textures, geometry, lighting, etc., on screen in their complete intended form: The game is still playable even if the textures in the environment aren’t always rendered right.

      My laggy connection didn’t render the enemies until I was basically standing on top of them.

      The game is still playable even if the textures in the environment aren’t always rendered right.

  14. to give in return or requital:

    to render good for evil.

  15. to give back; restore (often followed by back ).
  16. to send (a suspected criminal) abroad; subject to rendition.
  17. to give up; surrender.

    Synonyms: yield, cede

  18. Building Trades. to cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.
  19. to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting:

    to render fat.

  20. to process, as for industrial use:

    to render livestock carcasses.

verb (used without object)

  1. to provide due reward.
  2. to separate oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.
  3. Digital Technology. (of assets in a video game) to load so they are visible to the player in their complete intended form:

    There is a long delay before the geometry renders when I change zones, so sometimes I find my character walking in place up against a wall when the world finally loads.


  1. Building Trades. a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.



[ ren-der ]


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


/ ˈrɛndə /


  1. to present or submit (accounts, etc) for payment, approval, or action
  2. to give or provide (aid, charity, a service, etc)
  3. to show (obedience), as due or expected
  4. to give or exchange, as by way of return or requital

    to render blow for blow

  5. to cause to become

    grief had rendered him simple-minded

  6. to deliver (a verdict or opinion) formally
  7. to portray or depict (something), as in painting, music, or acting
  8. computing to use colour and shading to make a digital image look three-dimensional and solid
  9. to translate (something) into another language or form
  10. sometimes foll by up to yield or give

    the tomb rendered up its secret

  11. often foll by back to return (something); give back
  12. to cover the surface of (brickwork, stone, etc) with a coat of plaster
  13. often foll by down to extract (fat) from (meat) by melting
  14. nautical
    1. to reeve (a line)
    2. to slacken (a rope, etc)
  15. history (of a feudal tenant) to make (payment) in money, goods, or services to one's overlord


  1. a first thin coat of plaster applied to a surface
  2. history a payment in money, goods, or services made by a feudal tenant to his lord

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Derived Forms

  • ˈrenderable, adjective
  • ˈrenderer, noun

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Other Words From

  • ren·der·a·ble adjective
  • ren·der·er noun
  • un·ren·der·a·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of render1

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”; red-

Origin of render2

First recorded in 1580–90; rend + -er 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of render1

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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Example Sentences

The reliable leaker, Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka "OnLeaks," has created renders of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra design, and it basically looks like someone cut off the top half of a Macbook Pro, complete with that weird notch.

In his role at Microsoft, Frédéric Dubut exemplified these qualities and greatly contributed to the industry’s understanding of how Bing crawls, indexes, renders and ranks.

The venerable leaker has produced renders for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with new details and specs.

OnLeaks has an excellent track record with making accurate early renders, especially for Pixel devices.

The cover image depicts his actual computer interface mid design, complete with a wireframe render of a figure interacting on the left and a more complete version on right.

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His books include Render unto Rome and a novel about Louisiana politics, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.

But time and history will render an unambiguous verdict on this matter, as Rubio shall soon see.

What qualifies as vast enough, as comprehensive enough, as representative enough to faithfully render a city and its people?

Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly will render this achievable goal of connectivity impossible.

Despite the high numbers, the CDC has stressed the notion that a quick response may render them “very unlikely.”

As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.

Yet it certainly would render the country more agreeable to strangers, whether sojourners or mere travelers.

But for the trees, these sullen skies and level grounds would render England dreary enough.

This is a slow process, but earnest hearts and united minds will render it a sure one.

The movements which its active motion causes among the corpuscles render it conspicuous.