Definitions for lend

Definitions for (verb) lend

Main entry: loan, lend

Definition: give temporarily; let have for a limited time

Usage: I will lend you my car; loan me some money

Main entry: lend, bring, impart, contribute, bestow, add

Definition: bestow a quality on

Usage: 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

Main entry: lend

Definition: have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to

Usage: This story would lend itself well to serialization on television; The current system lends itself to great abuse

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