Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  2. (verb, change) cause to become
  3. (verb, possession) give something useful or necessary to
  4. (verb, creation) give an interpretation or rendition of
  5. (verb, creation) give or supply
    This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
    The estate renders some revenue for the family
  6. (verb, communication) pass down
    deliver a judgment
  7. (verb, possession) make over as a return
  8. (verb, possession) give back
  9. (verb, possession) to surrender someone or something to another
    render up the prisoners
    render the town to the enemy
    fork over the money
  10. (verb, creation) show in, or as in, a picture
    the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
  11. (verb, contact) coat with plastic or cement
  12. (verb, communication) bestow
    render thanks
  13. (verb, communication) restate (words) from one language into another language
    Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    She rendered the French poem into English
    He translates for the U.N.
  14. (verb, change) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
    render fat in a casserole

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Alternate forms of Render

Derivations: rendering, rendition

Hyponyms: afford, air-condition, air-cool, alphabetize, arm, articulate, bail, bed, berth, bewhisker, border, bottom, brattice, bush, buy in, calk, canal, canalise, canalize, capitalise, capitalize, caption, causeway, charge, cleat, cloy, coal, computerise, computerize, constitutionalize, copper-bottom, corbel, cornice, costume, crenel, crenelate, crenellate, curtain, dado, date, dedicate, edge, equip, extend, feed, feed back, fire, fit, fit out, flood, fret, fuel, fund, furnish, gate, give, give away, glass, glaze, gloss, glut, grate, hat, headline, headquarter, heat, hobnail, hydrate, illustrate, index, innervate, interleave, joint, kern, key, latinize, leverage, machicolate, map, match, mistranslate, offer, outfit, oversupply, partner, patch, pour, provision, pump, purvey, rafter, rail, railroad, ramp, reflectorise, reflectorize, resubmit, retranslate, retrofit, rim, sanitate, scant, seat, shelter, signalise, signalize, sing, skimp, slat, step, stint, stock, stock up, subtitle, surfeit, tap, terrace, terrasse, theme, ticket, toggle, tool, top, top out, transistorise, transistorize, tube, uniform, upholster, victual, water, wharf, whisker, wive, yield

Hypernyms: coat, communicate, create, do, execute, get, gift, give, hand, ingeminate, intercommunicate, interpret, iterate, make, melt, melt down, pass, pass along, pass on, perform, present, produce, put across, reach, reiterate, repeat, represent, restate, retell, run, stucco, surface, turn over

Origin of the word Render

  1. early 14c., "to repeat," from O.Fr. rendre "give back, present, yield," from V.L. *rendere (formed on analogy of its antonym, prendre "to take"), from L. reddere "give back, return, restore," from re- "back" + comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (1)). Meaning "hand over, deliver" is recorded from late 14c.; "to return (thanks, etc.)"… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Render

rain tree, rainwater, ranatra, ranter, re-enter, reentry, reindeer, remainder, reminder, renter, rentier, rheometer, rounder, rowan tree, ruminator, run dry

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