toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

render
used in a sentence

3 meanings
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —as in:
rendered service or a verdict
Definition to give or supply something
  • We're waiting for the jury to render a verdict.
render = give
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I received an invoice for $100 for services rendered.
  • rendered = provided or supplied
  • How base would it be of me to take advantage of the circumstances which placed her here, or of the slight service I was happily able to render her,
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • render = give
  • then journey home and render noble offerings up
    to the deathless gods who rule the vaulting skies,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • render = to give or supply something
  • ...the dog rendered its customary allegiance and came to him.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • rendered = gave
  • They had all been kind to us, and they had rendered us a greater service than they could possibly conceive of.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • rendered = given
  • we do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • render = give
  • But I must first render you all the little attentions in my power.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • render = give
  • He was quite ashamed ... to propose any diminution of so moderate a recompense for the immense service to be rendered.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • rendered = given
  • I begged Wemmick, in conclusion, to understand that my help must always be rendered without Herbert's knowledge or suspicion,
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
rendered = to give or supply something

Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
2  —as in:
rendered her unconscious
Definition to make or cause to become
  • Her verbal attack rendered me speechless.
rendered = made (caused to become)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The disorder will eventually render her paralyzed.
  • render = make
  • ...habit renders the pleasures of vanity and excitement and flippancy at once less pleasant and harder to forgo...
    C.S.Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • ...a thousand conflicting emotions rendered her mute...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • rendered = made
  • A strain of melancholy, however, blended with his triumph, rendering his voice, as usual, soft and musical.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • rendering = to make or cause to become
  • My owner knew of it, and sought in every way to render me miserable.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • render = make
  • Your position as secretary to the minister renders your authority great on the subject of political news;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • renders = makes
  • he was rendered restless and uncomfortable by the presence of the unseen person;
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • rendered = made
  • The injury to his chest (which rendered his breathing extremely painful)...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • rendered = made
  • I burned to say if but one word, by way of triumph, and to render doubly sure their assurance of my guiltlessness.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
render = make

Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
3  —as in:
rendered with, or rendered from
Definition to portray or create something in a particular way; or to interpret, translate, or extract from

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
  • The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
rendered = played (portrayed or gave her interpretation of)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting.
  • rendered = portrayed or created in a particular way
  • It is a low-resolution printer, but it will render a reasonable copy of the image.
  • She rendered the French poem into English.
  • The game runs faster by pre-rendering some of the video images.
  • I myself ... will render it an act of greater baseness, meanness, and cruelty in him if he still dares to force this marriage on.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • render = interpret (consider)
  • ...the lake reflected the scene of the busy heavens, rendered still busier by the restless waves that were beginning to rise.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • rendered = portrayed (made to look)
  • churned butter, rendered fat, laid fires....
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • rendered = extracted from
  • So Richard rendered his version of Oz.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • rendered = portrayed (interpreted something in a particular way)
  • ...and another pamphlet of German phrases rendered in English phonetics,
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
rendered = translated

Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Less commonly:
A comprehensive dictionary will have more specialized definitions of render.
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Twitter®