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verb [transitive] render pronunciation in American English /ˈrendər/
Word Forms
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
    Solar power could become a viable energy source, rendering fossil fuels obsolete.
    His back injury had rendered him unfit for work.
    Failure to supply these details will render the contract invalid.
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  4. 4
    formal to officially announce a judgment or decision
    The jury will almost certainly render a guilty verdict.


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