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Definition of rent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    see also rendVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rent
    he / she / it rents
    past simple rented
    -ing form renting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to regularly pay money to someone so that you can use something that they own, such as a house, some land, a machine, etc. rent (something) to live in rented accommodations/housing/property In the long run, it works out more expensive to rent a television than to buy one. rent something from somebody Who do you rent the land from?
  2. 2[transitive] to allow someone to use something that you own such as a house or some land in exchange for regular payments rent something (out) (to somebody) He rents rooms in his house to students. The land is rented out to other farmers. She agreed to rent the room to me. rent somebody something She agreed to rent me the room.
  3. 3[transitive] rent something to pay money to someone so that you can use something for a short period of time We rented a car for the week and explored the area. Should we rent a movie tonight?
  4. 4[intransitive] rent rent for something to be available for someone to use if they pay a particular amount of money The apartment rents for $500 a month.
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