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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REND'ER, n. [from rend.] One that tears by violence.
REN'DER, v.t. [This is probably the L. reddo, with a casually inserted.]
1. To return; to pay back.
See that none render evil for evil to any man. 1 Th 5.
2. To inflict, as a retribution.
I will render vengeance to my enemies. Deutoronomy 32.
3. To give on demand; to give; to assign.
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason. Proverbs 26.
4. To make or cause to be, by some influence upon a thing, or by some change; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render him solicitous or cautious; to render a fortress more secure or impregnable; to render a ferocious animal more mild and tractable.
5. To translate, as from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English. We say, to render a word, a sentence a book, or an author into a different language.
6. To surrender; to yield or give up the command or possession of; as, to render one's self to his enemies.
[Less used than surrender.]
7. To afford; to give for use or benefit.
Washington rendered great service to his country.
8. To represent; to exhibit.
He did render him the most unnatural that liv'd amongst men. [Not in use.]
To render back, to return; to restore.
1. A surrender; a giving up.
2. A return; a payment of rent.
In those early times, the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the domains.
3. An account given.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls v
1: cause to become; "The shot rendered her immobile"
2: give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater" [syn: supply, provide, render, furnish]
3: give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully" [syn: interpret, render]
4: 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" [syn: render, yield, return, give, generate]
5: pass down; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment" [syn: render, deliver, return]
6: make over as a return; "They had to render the estate" [syn: render, submit]
7: give back; "render money" [syn: render, return]
8: to surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money" [syn: hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, deliver, render]
9: 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" [syn: picture, depict, render, show]
10: coat with plastic or cement; "render the brick walls in the den"
11: bestow; "give homage"; "render thanks" [syn: give, render]
12: 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." [syn: translate, interpret, render]
13: melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" [syn: try, render]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (rendered; rendering) Etymology: Middle English rendren, from Anglo-French rendre to give back, surrender, from Vulgar Latin *rendere, alteration of Latin reddere, partly from re- + dare to give & partly from re- + -dere to put — more at date, do Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to melt down <render suet>; also to extract by melting <render lard> b. to treat so as to convert into industrial fats and oils or fertilizer 2. a. to transmit to another ; deliver b. give up, yield c. to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: as (1) to hand down (a legal judgment) (2) to agree on and report (a verdict) 3. a. to give in return or retribution b. (1) give back, restore (2) reflect, echo c. to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation ; pay d. to do (a service) for another 4. a. (1) to cause to be or become ; make <enough rainfall…to render irrigation unnecessary — P. E. James> <rendered him helpless> (2) impart b. (1) to reproduce or represent by artistic or verbal means ; depict (2) to give a performance of (3) to produce a copy or version of <the documents are rendered in the original French> (4) to execute the motions of <render a salute> c. translate 5. to direct the execution of ; administer <render justice> 6. to apply a coat of plaster or cement directly to intransitive verb to give recompense • renderable adjectiverenderer noun II. noun Date: 1647 a return especially in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 cause to be or become; make (rendered us helpless). 2 give or pay (money, service, etc.), esp. in return or as a thing due (render thanks; rendered good for evil). 3 (often foll. by to) a give (assistance) (rendered aid to the injured man). b show (obedience etc.). c do (a service etc.). 4 submit; send in; present (an account, reason, etc.). 5 a represent or portray artistically, musically, etc. b act (a role); represent (a character, idea, etc.) (the dramatist's conception was well rendered). c Mus. perform; execute. 6 translate (rendered the poem into French). 7 (often foll. by down) melt down (fat etc.) esp. to clarify; extract by melting. 8 cover (stone or brick) with a coat of plaster. 9 archaic a give back; hand over; deliver, give up, surrender (render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's). b show (obedience). Phrases and idioms: render-set v.tr. (-setting; past and past part. -set) plaster (a wall etc.) with two coats. --n. a plastering of two coats. --adj. of two coats. Derivatives: renderer n. Etymology: ME f. OF rendre ult. f. L reddere reddit- (as RE-, dare give)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Render Ren"der, v. i. 1. To give an account; to make explanation or confession. [Obs.] 2. (Naut.) 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. --Totten.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Render Ren"der, n. 1. A surrender. [Obs.] --Shak. 2. A return; a payment of rent. In those early times the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the demains. --Blackstone. 3. An account given; a statement. [Obs.] --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Render Rend"er (-?r), n. [From Rend.] One who rends.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Render Ren"der (r?n"d?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rendered (-d?rd);p. pr. & vb. n. Rendering.] [F. rendre, LL. rendre, fr. L. reddere; pref. red-, re-, re- + dare to give. See Datetime, and cf. Reddition, Rent.] 1. To return; to pay back; to restore. Whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may. --Spenser. 2. To inflict, as a retribution; to requite. I will render vengeance to mine enemies. --Deut. xxxii. 41. 3. To give up; to yield; to surrender. I 'll make her render up her page to me. --Shak. 4. Hence, to furnish; to contribute. Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue. --I. Watts. 5. To furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an account; to render judgment. 6. To cause to be, or to become; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render a fortress secure. 7. To translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English. 8. 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. He did render him the most unnatural That lived amongst men. --Shak. 9. To try out or extract (oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances; as, to render tallow. 10. To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(renders, rendering, rendered) 1. You can use render with an adjective that describes a particular state to say that someone or something is changed into that state. For example, if someone or something makes a thing harmless, you can say that they render it harmless. It contained so many errors as to render it worthless. = make VERB: V n adj 2. If you render someone help or service, you help them. (FORMAL) He had a chance to render some service to his country... Any assistance you can render him will be appreciated... VERB: V n to n, V n n 3. To render something in a particular language or in a particular way means to translate it into that language or in that way. (FORMAL) All the signs and announcements were rendered in English and Spanish. VERB: V n as/in/into n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Return, restore, pay back. 2. Give, assign, present. 3. Furnish, contribute, supply, afford. 4. Make, cause to be. 5. Translate, construe, interpret, set forth.

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