Definitions of render

  1. pass down; " render a verdict"; " deliver a judgment"
  2. show in, or as in, a picture; " This scene depicts country life"; " the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
  3. give or supply; " The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; " This year's crop yielded 1, 000 bushels of corn"; " The estate renders some revenue for the family"
  4. give an interpretation or rendition of; " The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
  5. restate ( words) from one language into another language; " I have to translate when my in- laws from Austria visit the U. S."; " Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; " She rendered the French poem into English"; " He translates for the U. N."
  6. cause to become; " The shot rendered her immobile"
  7. melt ( fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; " try the yak butter"; " render fat in a casserole"
  8. bestow; " give hommage"; " render thanks"
  9. Law: make over as a return; " They had to render the estate"
  10. a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  11. coat with plastic or cement; " render the brick walls in the den"
  12. make over as a return; " They had to render the estate"
  13. To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
  14. One who rends.
  15. To return; to pay back; to restore.
  16. To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.
  17. To give up; to yield; to surrender.
  18. Hence, to furnish; to contribute.
  19. To furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an account; to render judgment.
  20. To cause to be, or to become; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render a fortress secure.
  21. To translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English.
  22. To interpret; to set forth, represent, or exhibit; as, an actor renders his part poorly; a singer renders a passage of music with great effect; a painter renders a scene in a felicitous manner.
  23. To try out or extract ( oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances; as, to render tallow.
  24. To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath.
  25. To give an account; to make explanation or confession.
  26. A surrender.
  27. An account given; a statement.
  28. To pass; to run; - said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.; as, a rope renders well, that is, passes freely; also, to yield or give way.
  29. To give in answer; to pay back; as, to render gratitude; pay back as being owed; as, to render tribute; present; as, to render a bill or account; deliver; utter as final; as, to render a decision; yield; as, to render homage; furnish; give; as, to render aid; cause to be; as, to render anything fit for use; translate; as, to render French into English; to express or interpret; as, to render music; to clear or separate by melting; as, to render lard.
  30. To give up: to make up: to deliver: to cause to be: to translate into another language: to perform.
  31. A surrender: a payment of rent.
  32. To give up; return; translate; perform.
  33. To make of a certain sort; cause to be; furnish; give; interpret; give back.
  34. To melt and clarify, as lard.
  35. One that tears asunder with violence.
  36. A surrender; an account given; a payment of rent.
  37. To return; to pay back; to inflict; to give; to perform; to cause to be; to translate; to surrender.
  38. To return; to restore; to surrender; to give up; to inflict, as retribution; to give in or deliver, as an account; to assign, as a reason; to cause to be; to translate; to give or afford, as assistance.

Usage examples for render

  1. Indeed, from the pains they had taken to render themselves comfortable here, it would appear as if they had not expected to be driven from it so soon. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  2. It may be added that Mr. Graham did as proposed, and Mrs. Carr agreed to render him the assistance he needed for three dollars a week. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  3. Suppose, Will, that you had behaved ill to some one who was nevertheless dear to you, and on thinking over it afterwards felt very sorry and much ashamed of yourself, and suppose that later you had the opportunity and the power to render a service to that person, do you think you would do it? – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. That is the reason why, in the present case, search will be more rapid, and render the escape of the thief easier. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  5. We render him no end of a service. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  6. They are necessary for a conception of the character of a remarkable man to whom I have every reason and every honourable desire to render justice. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  7. Lord George let Lizzie take the leap before he took it, knowing that, if there were misfortune, he might so best render help. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  8. I failed to assist you, when I wished to do so, against the Arrapahas; but in this matter I can, at all events, render you a service." – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. Hence Cytherea was not so alarmed at the sight of him as to render a meeting and conversation with her more than a matter of difficulty. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  10. By this time Frank, Stanley, and nearly all the party had assembled on the bank of the river, ready to render assistance. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. Or ye might render it this way, said Billy,- If ye 've money enough and to spare in the bank, The world will give ye both beauty and rank. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  12. As a loyal man you are bound to render your country your best service. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  13. After all is said and written, the statues of Antinous do not render up their secret. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  14. These are the true works of the First Table, which the heart cannot render without the Holy Ghost, as Paul says, 1 Cor. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  15. What I want is, to render you some service- in other words, to work for you, if you can give me something to do. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. See that ye render justice. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  17. Render the surface of the soil as fine as possible. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  18. To which I shall render this just account, with all due respects to those who were the occasion of it. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  19. Me you can render none! – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy