verb (used with object)

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.

Origin of render

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’
Related formsren·der·a·ble, adjectiveren·der·er, nounun·ren·der·a·ble, adjectiveun·ren·dered, adjectivewell-ren·dered, adjective

Synonyms for render Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for well-rendered


verb (tr)

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
  1. to reeve (a line)
  2. 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 Formsrenderable, 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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Word Origin and History for well-rendered



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.).

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