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English definition of “lend”
/lend/ (lent /lent/, lent /lent/)
› to give something a quality that makes it better in some way: lend sth to sth We hope that these measures will lend stability to the economy.lend weight (to sth) February's trade figures lend weight to the Fund's less cheerful view.lend credence/credibility (to sth) Other evidence helped lend credibility to their claims.
lend a (helping) hand › to do something that helps a company or person: The Federal Reserve is expected to lend a hand by continuing to cut interest rates forcefully.