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English definition of “render”


verb [T]     /ˈrendər/ formal
CAUSE TO BE to make something or someone be in a particular state or condition: The trees rendered the road as dark as a tunnel. She was rendered speechless upon hearing the news.Causing things to happen
GIVE to give someone a decision, opinion, help, etc: payment for services rendered Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of render verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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