Translation of "lend" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /lend/ us /lend/ lent, lent

lend verb (GIVE)

A2 [ T ] to give something to someone for a short period of time, expecting it to be given back

She doesn't like lending her books. 她不喜歡把書借給別人。
[ + two objects ] If you need a coat I can lend you one/lend one to you. 你如果需要外衣,我可以借給你一件。

B2 [ I or T ] If a bank or other organization lends money, it gives money to someone who agrees that they will pay the money back in the future, usually with extra money added to the original amount.

The bank refuses to lend to students. 銀行拒絕向學生們發放貸款。
[ + two objects ] The bank agreed to lend him $5,000. 銀行同意貸給他5000美元。

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lend verb (ADD TO)

[ T ] 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. 幾瓶花給這個房間增添了一些歡樂的氣氛。
formal These events lend support to the view that the law is inadequate. 這些事件進一步證明瞭法律還不健全的觀點。
lend itself to sth C2 formal

If something lends itself to something else, it is suitable for that thing or can be considered in that way.

The novel's complex, imaginative style does not lend itself to translation. 小說複雜而充滿想像力的風格無法翻譯出來。

(Translation of “lend” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)