renders, rendering, rendered1) VERB You can use render with an adjective that describes a particular state to say that someone or something is changed into that state. For example, if someone or something makes a thing harmless, you can say that they render it harmless.
[V n adj] It contained so many errors as to render it worthless.
[V n adj] ...barrel-makers whose trade was rendered obsolete by the introduction of stainless steel wine vats.Syn:2) VERB If you render someone help or service, you help them. [FORMAL]
[V n to n] He had a chance to render some service to his country...
[V n n] Any assistance you can render him will be appreciated...
[V-ed] The money was in fact payment by the CIA for services rendered.Syn:3) VERB When a jury or authority renders a verdict, decision, or response, they announce it. [FORMAL]
[V n] The Board had been slow to render its verdict.Syn:4) VERB To render something in a particular language or in a particular way means to translate it into that language or in that way. [FORMAL]
[V n as/in/into n] ...`Zensho shimasu,' which the translator rendered literally as, `I will do my best.'...
[V n as/in/into n] All the signs and announcements were rendered in English and Spanish.Syn:5) VERB To render a wall means to cover it with a layer of plaster or cement, usually in order to protect it. [mainly BRIT](in AM, usually use stucco)
English dictionary. 2008.