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Definition of render verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they render
    he / she / it renders
    past simple rendered
    -ing form rendering
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    cause someone or something to be something
  1. 1render somebody/something + adj. (formal) to cause someone or something to be in a particular state or condition synonym make to render something harmless/useless/ineffective Hundreds of people were rendered homeless by the earthquake.
  2. give help
  3. 2(formal) to give someone something, especially in return for something, or because it is expected render something to somebody/something They rendered assistance to the disaster victims. to render a service to someone render somebody something to render someone a service render something It was payment for services rendered.
  4. present something
  5. 3render something (formal) to present something, especially when it is done officially synonym furnish The committee was asked to render a report on the housing situation.
  6. express/perform
  7. 4render something (formal) to express or perform something He stood up and rendered a beautiful version of “Summertime.” The artist has rendered the stormy sea in dark greens and browns.
  8. translate
  9. 5to express something in a different language synonym translate render something (as something) The Italian phrase can be rendered as “I did my best.” render something (into something) It's a concept that is difficult to render into English.
  10. wall
  11. 6render something (technology) to cover a wall with a layer of plaster or cement
  12. melt
  13. 7render something (down) to make fat liquid by heating it; to melt something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: render