Meaning of RENDER in English
/ ˈrendə(r); NAmE / verb
CAUSE SB / STH TO BE STH
[ vn - adj ] ( formal ) to cause sb/sth to be in a particular state or condition
SYN make :
to render sth harmless / useless / ineffective
Hundreds of people were rendered homeless by the earthquake.
render sth (to sb/sth) | render (sb) sth ( formal ) to give sb sth, especially in return for sth or because it is expected :
[ vn , vnn ]
to render a service to sb
to render sb a service
[ vn ]
They rendered assistance to the disaster victims.
It was payment for services rendered .
[ vn ] ( formal ) to present sth, especially when it is done officially
SYN furnish :
The committee was asked to render a report on the housing situation.
EXPRESS / PERFORM
[ vn ] ( formal ) to express or perform sth :
He stood up and rendered a beautiful version of 'Summertime'.
The artist has rendered the stormy sea in dark greens and browns.
[ vn ] render sth (as sth) | render sth (into sth) to express sth in a different language
SYN translate :
The Italian phrase can be rendered as 'I did my best'.
It's a concept that is difficult to render into English.
[ vn ] ( BrE , technical ) to cover a wall with a layer of plaster or cement
[ vn ] render sth (down) to make fat liquid by heating it; to melt sth
late Middle English : from Old French rendre , from an alteration of Latin reddere give back, from re- back + dare give. The earliest senses were recite , translate , and give back (hence represent and perform ); hand over (hence give help and submit for consideration ); cause to be ; and melt down .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005