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English definition of “lend”

lend

verb [T] (ADD TO)    /lend/ (lent, lent)
If something lends a particular quality to something else , it adds that quality to it: [+ two objects] Vases of flowers all around the room lent the place a cheerful look /lent a cheerful look to the place .formal These events lend support to the view that the law is inadequate .Giving, providing and supplying
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