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lend

lend

 
 
pronunciation:
lend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lends, lending, lent
definition 1: to give (something) temporarily on the understanding that it will be returned.
He lent me his car for a week.
synonyms:
loan
similar words:
accommodate
definition 2: to give (money) temporarily, usu. in consideration of payment of interest.
The bank will lend the money for the construction.
synonyms:
loan
similar words:
accommodate
definition 3: to give in a helpful way.
They lent their support to the cause.
similar words:
contribute, extend, give, offer, volunteer
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give a loan.
synonyms:
loan
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derivation: lender (n.)
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