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render (v.)

late 14c., "repeat, say again," from Old French rendre "give back, present, yield" (10c.), from Vulgar Latin *rendere (formed by dissimilation or on analogy of its antonym, prendre "to take"), from Latin reddere "give back, return, restore," from red- "back" (see re-) + combining form of dare "to give" (from PIE root *do- "to give").

Meaning "hand over, deliver" is recorded from late 14c.; "to return" (thanks, a verdict, etc.) is attested from late 15c.; meaning "represent, depict" is first attested 1590s. Irregular retention of -er in a French verb in English is perhaps to avoid confusion with native rend (v.) or by influence of a Middle English legalese noun render "a payment of rent," from French noun use of the infinitive. Related: Rendered; rendering.

render (n.)

1580s, agent noun from rend (v.).

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Definitions of render from WordNet
1
render (v.)
cause to become;
The shot rendered her immobile
render (v.)
give something useful or necessary to;
Synonyms: supply / provide / furnish
render (v.)
give an interpretation or rendition of;
The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully
Synonyms: interpret
render (v.)
give or supply;
The estate renders some revenue for the family
Synonyms: yield / return / give / generate
render (v.)
pass down;
render a verdict
Synonyms: deliver / return
render (v.)
make over as a return;
They had to render the estate
Synonyms: submit
render (v.)
give back;
render money
Synonyms: return
render (v.)
to surrender someone or something to another;
render the town to the enemy
render up the prisoners
Synonyms: hand over / fork over / fork out / fork up / turn in / deliver
render (v.)
show in, or as in, a picture;
the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
Synonyms: picture / depict / show
render (v.)
coat with plastic or cement;
render the brick walls in the den
render (v.)
bestow;
render thanks
Synonyms: give
render (v.)
restate (words) from one language into another language;
She rendered the French poem into English
Synonyms: translate / interpret
render (v.)
melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities;
render fat in a casserole
Synonyms: try
2
render (n.)
a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls;
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