[ ren-der ]
/ ˈrɛn dər /
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
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.
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Origin of render1
1275–1325; Middle English rendren<Middle French rendre<Vulgar Latin *rendere, alteration (formed by analogy with prendere to take) of Latin reddere ‘to give back’, equivalent to red-red- + -dere, combining form of dare ‘to give’
OTHER WORDS FROM render
ren·der·a·ble, adjectiveren·der·er, nounun·ren·der·a·ble, adjectiveun·ren·dered, adjective
Definition for render (2 of 2)
[ ren-der ]
/ ˈrɛn dər /
a person or thing that rends or tears something apart forcefully or violently.
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Example sentences from the Web for render
To two pounds of fat (finely chopped if unrendered) add one-half pint of milk, preferably sour.Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)|C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
British Dictionary definitions for render
/ (ˈrɛndə) /
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
Derived forms of renderrenderable, 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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