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verb [transitive] render pronunciation in American English /ˈrendər/
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present tense
present participlerendering
past tenserendered
past participlerendered
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  1. 1
    formal to provide a service, or to give help to someone or something

    We are sincerely grateful to everyone who has rendered assistance to the victims of the earthquake.

    for services rendered:

    He received payment for services rendered.

  2. 2
    formal to express, show, or perform something in a particular way

    The power of the ocean was beautifully rendered in the poem.

    1. a.
      formal to translate something
      render something into German/Spanish etc.:

      That’s quite a difficult idea to render into English.

  3. 3
    formal to make someone or something be or become something

    His back injury had rendered him unfit for work.

    Failure to supply these details will render the contract invalid.

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    render down

    to heat solid fat to make it liquid, or to boil bones and pieces of meat to produce fat that can be used for cooking

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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