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as in:  rendered with, or rendered from


The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
  to portray or create something in a particular way; or to interpret, translate, or extract from

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Strongly Associated with:   rendition
Notes:
This sense of render can take many forms — such as:
  • Each artist will render a different interpretation when painting a portrait.
  • A Supreme Court judge may render his own interpretation of the Constitution.
  • The computer you are using, rendered this page from software instructions.
  • A graph is rendered from the underlying data.
  • Fat can be rendered (extracted) by cooking meat slowly.


Render has many reasonably common, but diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
  • The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting.
  • It is a low-resolution printer, but it will render a reasonable copy of the image.
  • She rendered the French poem into English.

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  • The game runs faster by pre-rendering some of the video images.
  • So Richard rendered his version of Oz.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Nights when Betsie and I reported to sick call, we left the Bible with Mrs. Wielmaker, a saintly Roman Catholic woman from The Hague who could render the Dutch words in German, French, Latin, or Greek.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The dry voice from the darkness concentrates on the formal properties of the compositions, ... the rendering of textures, the uses of perspective in archways and in the tiles underfoot.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • ...the lake reflected the scene of the busy heavens, rendered still busier by the restless waves that were beginning to rise.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • When I was old enough, I was to be apprenticed to Joe, and until I could assume that dignity I was not to be what Mrs. Joe called "Pompeyed," or (as I render it) pampered.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • churned butter, rendered fat, laid fires....
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • ...and another pamphlet of German phrases rendered in English phonetics,
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • But after three years of examining Jesus pictures, we did know that Akiane’s rendering was not only a departure from typical paintings of Jesus; it was also the only one that had ever stopped Colton in his tracks.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The carvings are rendered with a grace and power of invention that lifts them out of the realm of craftsmanship and into the realm of art.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • 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
  • In the yard was an old iron harrow propped up on piers of stacked brick and someone had wedged between the rails of it a forty gallon castiron cauldron of the kind once used for rendering hogs.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Also I don’t like it that this is where paintings end up, on these neutral-toned walls with the track lighting, sterilized, rendered safe and acceptable.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Face out is a piece I painted twenty years ago: Mrs. Smeath, beautifully rendered in egg tempera, with her gray hairpin crown and her potato face and her spectacles, wearing nothing but her flowered one-breast bib apron.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • That it was a Utopia, there being no known method from the known to the unknown: an infinity renderable equally finite by the suppositious apposition of one or more bodies equally of the same and of different magnitudes: a mobility of illusory forms immobilised in space, remobilised in air: a past which possibly had ceased to exist as a present before its probable spectators had entered actual present existence.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Richly rendered, I write.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I’m also invited to take part in several group showings, mostly by women: they’ve heard about the ink throwing, read the snotty reviews, all of which render me legitimate, although from the east.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Nevertheless they sit in Life Drawing, scratching away with the charcoal and turning out rendering after rendering of breasts and buttocks, thighs and necks, and some nights nothing but feet, as I do, while Mr. Hrbik strides up and down, tugging at his hair and despairing.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • His specialty is the rendering of smiles: the trick is to be able to do teeth, nice white even teeth, without putting in the separation between each tooth, which makes the smile appear too canine or too much like false teeth (which he himself has).
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The naked women are presented in the same manner as the plates of meat and dead lobsters, with the same attention to the play of candlelight on skin, the same lusciousness, the same sensuous and richly rendered detail, the same painterly delight in tactility.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Nevertheless they sit in Life Drawing, scratching away with the charcoal and turning out rendering after rendering of breasts and buttocks, thighs and necks, and some nights nothing but feet, as I do, while Mr. Hrbik strides up and down, tugging at his hair and despairing.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
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