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Meaning & Definition of Lend in English

English

Lend

/lɛnd/

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • lend
  • ,
  • loan

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"
    synonym:
  • lend

Examples of using

Last time he told me he'd lend me that book the next day
Don't lend books; no one gives them back. The only books that are still left in my library are ones that I have borrowed from other people.
Tom, could you lend me ten dollars?