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VERB (3)

1. bestow a quality on;
- Example: "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"
- Example: "The music added a lot to the play"
- Example: "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"
- Example: "This adds a light note to the program"
[syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring]

2. give temporarily; let have for a limited time;
- Example: "I will lend you my car"
- Example: "loan me some money"
[syn: lend, loan]

3. have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to;
- Example: "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"
- Example: "The current system lends itself to great abuse"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lend \Lend\ (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lent (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lending.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See Loan.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow. [1913 Webster] Give me that ring. I'll lend it thee, my dear, but have no power To give it from me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. --Levit. xxv. 37. [1913 Webster] 3. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence. [1913 Webster] Cato, lend me for a while thy patience. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Mountain lines and distant horizons lend space and largeness to his compositions. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] 4. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig. [1913 Webster] Note: This use of the word is rare in the United States, except with reference to money. [1913 Webster] To lend a hand, to give assistance; to help. [Colloq.] To lend one's ears or To lend an ear, to give attention. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lend v 1: bestow a quality on; "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" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring] 2: give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money" [syn: lend, loan] [ant: borrow] 3: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "lend": accommodate, accommodate with, add, advance, allow, bestow, borrow, confer, contribute, discount, discount notes, fit, float a loan, furnish, give, impart, lease-lend, lend-lease, loan, loan-shark, negotiate a loan, oblige, shave, suit