Meaning of RENDER in English

RENDER

/ ˈrendə(r); NAmE / verb

CAUSE SB / STH TO BE STH

1.

[ 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.

GIVE HELP

2.

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 .

PRESENT STH

3.

[ 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

4.

[ 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.

TRANSLATE

5.

[ 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.

WALL

6.

[ vn ] ( BrE , technical ) to cover a wall with a layer of plaster or cement

MELT

7.

[ vn ] render sth (down) to make fat liquid by heating it; to melt sth

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WORD ORIGIN

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 .

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