Pronunciation: (ren'dur),[key] —v.t. 1. to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless. 2. to do; perform: to render a service. 3. to furnish; provide: to render aid. 4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).
5. to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.
6. to return; to make (a payment in money, kind, or service) as by a tenant to a superior: knights rendering military service to the lord. 7. to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).
8. to deliver formally or officially; hand down: to render a verdict. 9. to translate into another language: to render French poems into English. 10. to represent; depict, as in painting: to render a landscape. 11. to represent (a perspective view of a projected building) in drawing or painting.
12. to bring out the meaning of by performance or execution; interpret, as a part in a drama or a piece of music.
13. to give in return or requital: to render good for evil. 14. to give back; restore (often fol. by back).
15. to give up; surrender.
16. Building Trades.to cover (masonry) with a first coat of plaster.
17. to melt down; extract the impurities from by melting: to render fat. 18. to process, as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses.
—v.i. 1. to provide due reward.
2. to try out oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting.
—n. Building Trades.a first coat of plaster for a masonry surface.
Pronunciation: (ren'dur),[key] —n. a person or thing that rends.