Synonyms for lend

Synonyms for (verb) lend

Synonyms: loan, lend

Definition: give temporarily; let have for a limited time

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

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer