lend

When you lend something, you loan it or let someone borrow it. You might, for example, lend your bike to your brother — if he promises to be careful with it.

Libraries lend people books, and car rental companies lend people cars — in both cases, the item that's been borrowed is supposed to be returned eventually. Another way to lend is to "add a quality to," or "be suitable for." You could say that you think your hat lends you a mysterious quality, or that your trench coat lends itself to walking through a foggy city at dusk.

Definitions of lend
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v give temporarily; let have for a limited time

“I will lend you my car”
Synonyms:
loan
Antonyms:
borrow
get temporarily
Types:
farm out, hire out, rent out
grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee
trust
extend credit to
advance
pay in advance
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

v 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”
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v bestow a quality on

“Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company”
Synonyms:
add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart
Types:
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factor
be a contributing factor
instill, transfuse
impart gradually
tinsel
impart a cheap brightness to
throw in
add as an extra or as a gratuity
breathe
impart as if by breathing
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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