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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
  • But, because the offer was obviously and tactlessly for a service to be rendered, I had no choice except to cut him off there.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • rendered = given
  • Such worship was the payment my kind demanded for services rendered.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • rendered = given
  • So ended their discourse, which, for any very appropriate service it could render Fanny, might as well have been spared, for Mrs. Norris had not the smallest intention of taking her.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • render = give
  • 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 = give or supply
  • ...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

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2  —as in:
rendered her unconscious
Definition to make or cause to become
  • Her verbal attack rendered me speechless.
rendered = made
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The disorder will eventually render her paralyzed.
  • render = make
  • The shot rendered her immobile
  • rendered = made
  • ...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 as she bade me a tearful, silent farewell.
    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 = making or causing 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
  • And then, to follow your Lordship's wishes I shall hold myself at your disposal to render an account to you, when and where you will.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • render = make
  • It was a mask of his own face, rendered in oils by a local artist.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
rendered = made

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3  —as in:
rendered interpretation
Definition to portray or create something in a particular way; or to interpret, translate, or extract from
The exact meaning of this sense of render depends upon its context. For example:
  • "Each artist will render a different interpretation when painting a portrait." — create in a particular way
  • "A Supreme Court judge may render his own interpretation of the Constitution." — interpret in a particular way
  • "The computer you are using, rendered this page from software instructions." — created through interpretation
  • "A graph is rendered from the underlying data." — made
  • "Fat can be rendered (extracted) by cooking meat slowly." — extracted from
  • 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.
  • ...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)
  • Harris drew a perfect rendering of the map, showed it to the other captives, then destroyed it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • rendering = drawn copy
  • McCandless's strange tale struck a personal note that made a dispassionate rendering of the tragedy impossible.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • rendering = interpretation or portrayal
  • It ran: times 3.12.83 reporting bb dayorder doubleplusungood refs unpersons rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling In Oldspeak (or standard English) this might be rendered: The reporting of Big Brother's Order for the Day in The Times of December 3rd 1983 is extremely unsatisfactory and makes references to non-existent persons.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • rendered = translated
  • Then with a little start she would wake up again–wake up to the aquarium antics of the Tennis Champions, to the Super-Vox-Wurlitzeriana rendering of "Hug me till you drug me, honey," to the warm draught of verbena that came blowing through the ventilator above her head–would wake to these things, or rather to a dream of which these things, transformed and embellished by the soma in her blood, were the marvellous constituents, and smile once more her broken and discoloured smile of...
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
rendering = performance

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