HyperDic: lend

English > 3 senses of the word lend:
VERBpossessionlend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bringbestow a quality on
possessionlend, loangive temporarily
stativelendhave certain characteristics / characteristics of qualities for something
lend > pronunciation
Soundsleh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > lend: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningbestow a quality on.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"
Synonymsimpart, bestow, contribute, add, bring
NarrowerfactorBe a contributing factor
instill, transfuseImpart gradually
throw inadd as an extra or as a gratuity
tinselImpart a cheap brightness to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishaportar, conceder, contribuir, otorgar, propiciar
Catalanaportar, contribuir, donar
English > lend: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningGive temporarily; let have for a limited time.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey lend cars to the tourists; They lend the tourists their cars
Example"I will lend you my car"
Synonymloan
Narroweradvancepay in advance
hire out, rent out, farm outgrant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee
trustExtend credit / credit to
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
OppositeborrowGet temporarily
Spanishdejar, prestar
Catalandeixar, prestar
Adjectiveslendableavailable for lending
Nounslendersomeone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
English > lend: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningHave certain characteristics / characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"
  • "The current system lends itself to great abuse"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishprestarse

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