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lend

 (lĕnd)
v. lent (lĕnt), lend·ing, lends
v.tr.
1.
a. To give or allow the use of temporarily on the condition that the same or its equivalent will be returned.
b. To provide (money) temporarily on condition that the amount borrowed be returned, usually with an interest fee.
2. To make available for another's use: The neighbors lent us help after the storm.
3. To contribute or impart: Books and a fireplace lent a feeling of warmth to the room.
v.intr.
To make a loan. See Usage Note at loan.
Idioms:
lend a hand
To be of assistance.
lend (itself) to
To accommodate or offer itself to; be suitable for: "The presidency does not lend itself to on the job training" (Joe Biden).

[Middle English lenden, alteration of lenen (on the model of such verbs as senden, to send, whose past participle sent rhymed with lent, past participle of lenen), from Old English lǣnan; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.]

lend′er n.

lend

(lɛnd)
vb, lends, lending or lent (lɛnt)
1. (tr) to permit the use of (something) with the expectation of return of the same or an equivalent
2. to provide (money) temporarily, often at interest
3. (Banking & Finance) (intr) to provide loans, esp as a profession
4. (tr) to impart or contribute (something, esp some abstract quality): her presence lent beauty.
5. (tr) to provide, esp in order to assist or support: he lent his skill to the company.
6. lend an ear to listen
7. lend itself to possess the right characteristics or qualities for: the novel lends itself to serialization.
8. lend oneself to give support, cooperation, etc
[C15 lende (originally the past tense), from Old English lǣnan, from lǣn loan1; related to Icelandic lāna, Old High German lēhanōn]
ˈlender n

lend

(lɛnd)

v. lent, lend•ing. v.t.
1. to grant the use of (something) on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned.
2. to give (money) on condition that it is returned and that interest is paid for its temporary use.
3. (of a library) to allow the use of (books and other materials) outside library premises for a specified period.
4. to give or contribute obligingly or helpfully: to lend one's support to a cause.
5. to adapt (itself or oneself) to something; be suitable for: The building lends itself to inexpensive remodeling.
6. to furnish or impart: Distance lends enchantment to the view.
v.i.
7. to make a loan.
Idioms:
lend a hand, to give help; aid.
[before 900; Middle English, variant (orig. past tense) of lenen, Old English lǣnan (c. Old Frisian lēna, Old High German lēhanōn), derivative of lǣn loan; see loan]
lend′a•ble, adj.
lend′er, n.

borrow

lend

If you borrow something that belongs to someone else, you use it for a period of time and then return it.

Could I borrow your car?
I borrowed this book from the library.

If you lend something you own to someone else, you allow them to have it or use it for a period of time. The past tense form and -ed participle of lend is lent.

I lent her £50.
Would you lend me your calculator?

Be Careful!
You don't normally talk about borrowing or lending things that can't move. Don't say, for example, 'Can I borrow your garage next week?' You say 'Can I use your garage next week?'

You can use our washing machine.

Similarly, you don't usually say 'He lent me his office while he was on holiday'. You say 'He let me use his office while he was on holiday'.

She brought them mugs of coffee and let them use her bath.

lend


Past participle: lent
Gerund: lending

Imperative
lend
lend
Present
I lend
you lend
he/she/it lends
we lend
you lend
they lend
Preterite
I lent
you lent
he/she/it lent
we lent
you lent
they lent
Present Continuous
I am lending
you are lending
he/she/it is lending
we are lending
you are lending
they are lending
Present Perfect
I have lent
you have lent
he/she/it has lent
we have lent
you have lent
they have lent
Past Continuous
I was lending
you were lending
he/she/it was lending
we were lending
you were lending
they were lending
Past Perfect
I had lent
you had lent
he/she/it had lent
we had lent
you had lent
they had lent
Future
I will lend
you will lend
he/she/it will lend
we will lend
you will lend
they will lend
Future Perfect
I will have lent
you will have lent
he/she/it will have lent
we will have lent
you will have lent
they will have lent
Future Continuous
I will be lending
you will be lending
he/she/it will be lending
we will be lending
you will be lending
they will be lending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lending
you have been lending
he/she/it has been lending
we have been lending
you have been lending
they have been lending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lending
you will have been lending
he/she/it will have been lending
we will have been lending
you will have been lending
they will have been lending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lending
you had been lending
he/she/it had been lending
we had been lending
you had been lending
they had been lending
Conditional
I would lend
you would lend
he/she/it would lend
we would lend
you would lend
they would lend
Past Conditional
I would have lent
you would have lent
he/she/it would have lent
we would have lent
you would have lent
they would have lent
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lend - bestow a quality onlend - bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
factor - be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability"
instill, transfuse - impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"
tinsel - impart a cheap brightness to; "his tinseled image of Hollywood"
throw in - add as an extra or as a gratuity
2.lend - give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
hire out, rent out, farm out - grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee; "We rent out our apartment to tourists every year"; "He hired himself out as a cook"
trust - extend credit to; "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"
advance - pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
borrow - get temporarily; "May I borrow your lawn mower?"
3.lend - have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to; "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

lend

verb
1. loan, advance, sub (Brit. informal), accommodate one with I lent him ten pounds to go to the pictures.
2. give, provide, add, present, supply, grant, afford, contribute, hand out, furnish, confer, bestow, impart He attended the news conference to lend his support.
lend itself to something be appropriate for, suit, be suitable for, fit, be appropriate to, be adaptable to, present opportunities of, be serviceable for The room itself lends itself well to summer eating with its light airy atmosphere.
Quotations
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]

lend

verb
To supply (money), especially on credit:
Translations
أعاريُعْطي، يُضيفيُقْرِضُيُقرِضُيُقْرِض، يُعير
půjčitdodat
lånegive
lainata jollekulle
posuditipozajmiti
gefa, ljálána
貸し付ける貸す
빌려주다
paskolintiskolinti
aizdotsniegt
împrumuta
posoditi
lånalåna ut
ให้กู้เงินให้ยืม
cho mượncho vay

lend

[lend] (lent (pt, pp))
A. VT
1. (as favour) → prestar, dejar
to lend sb sth; lend sth to sbprestar algo a algn, dejar algo a algn
2. (Fin) [bank, building society] → prestar
3. (= give) to lend credibility to sthconceder credibilidad a algo
see also ear A1
see also hand A5
see also name A1
see also weight A3
4. (reflexive) the system does not lend itself to rapid reformel sistema no se presta a una reforma rápida
he refused to lend himself to their schemingse negó a colaborar en sus intrigas, no quiso prestarse a sus intrigas
B. VI (Fin) → prestar dinero
lend out VT + ADVprestar

lend

[ˈlɛnd] [lent] (pt, pp) vt
[+ money, possessions] → prêter
to lend sth to sb, to lend sb sth → prêter qch à qn
I can lend you some money → Je peux te prêter de l'argent.
see also hand
(= add) to lend dignity to sth → conférer de la dignité à qch
The uniforms lent a certain dignity to the ceremony → Les uniformes conféraient une certaine dignité à la cérémonie.
to lend credence to sth → ajouter foi à qch
Empirical studies lend credence to his ideas → Des études empiriques ajoutent foi à ses idées.
to lend one's support to sth → apporter son soutien à qch
(reflexive) it lends itself to ... → cela se prête bien à ...
problems which do not lend themselves to simple solutions → des problèmes qui ne se prêtent pas bien à des solutions simples

lend

pret, ptp <lent>
vt
(= loan)leihen (to sb jdm); (banks) moneyverleihen (→ to an +acc)
(fig: = give) → verleihen (→ to +dat); namegeben; I am not going to lend my name to thisdafür gebe ich meinen (guten) Namen nicht her; to lend (one’s) support to somebody/somethingjdn/etw unterstützen; to lend a handhelfen, mit anfassen
vr to lend oneself to somethingsich für etw hergeben; (= be suitable)sich für etw eignen; the programme (Brit) or program (US) doesn’t really lend itself to radiodie Sendung ist eigentlich für den Hörfunk ungeeignet; these problems don’t lend themselves to quick solutionsfür diese Probleme gibt es keine schnelle Lösung

lend

[lɛnd] (lent (pt, pp)) vt (gen) → prestare (fig) (impart, importance, mystery, authority) → conferire
to lend out → prestare, dare in prestito
to lend a hand → dare una mano
to lend an ear to sb/sth → prestare ascolto a qn/qc
it does not lend itself to being filmed → non si presta ad essere filmato

lend

(lend) past tense, past participle lent (lent) verb
1. to give (someone) the use of for a time. She had forgotten her umbrella so I lent her mine to go home with.
2. to give or add (a quality) to. Desperation lent him strength.
lend itself to
to be suitable for or adapt easily to. The play lends itself to performance by children.

see also borrow.

lend

يُقْرِضُ, يُقرِضُ půjčit låne leihen, verleihen δανείζω prestar lainata jollekulle prêter posuditi, pozajmiti prestare 貸し付ける, 貸す 빌려주다 lenen, uitlenen låne bort, låne ut pożyczyć emprestar давать взаймы, ссужать låna, låna ut ให้กู้เงิน, ให้ยืม ödünç vermek cho mượn, cho vay 借给

lend

v. prestar;
to ___ a handprestar ayuda, ayudar, dar ayuda.
References in classic literature ?
And I raise you five thousand just to lend a hand at keeping Jack out," MacDonald said, in turn.
Again I ordered the shrimp-catchers to lend a hand with the buckets.
just as it makes a man happy to lend a hand to a pal in a ticklish place, or a lover happy to put his coat around the girl he loves to keep her warm.