render - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “render”

See all translations

render

verb [T] uk   /ˈren.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

render verb [T] (CAUSE)

C2 formal to cause someone or something to be in a particular state: [+ adj] His rudeness rendered me speechless. New technology has rendered my old computer obsolete. formal to change words into a different language or form: She is rendering the book into English from French.

render verb [T] (GIVE)

C1 formal to give something such as a service, a personal opinion or expression, or a performance of a song or poem, etc. to people: The singers rendered the song with enthusiasm. We see that freight railroads make good profits while rendering excellent service.

render verb [T] (BUILDING)

specialized architecture to put a first layer of plaster or cement on a wall
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of render from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of render?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “render” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force somebody's hand

to make someone do something they do not want to do, or act sooner than they had intended

Word of the Day

Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)

by Kate Woodford,
May 06, 2015
​​​ Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs. Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More