part of speech: verb

inflections: lends, lending, lent

definition 1: to give with the understanding that what has been given will be returned.

  • He promised to lend me his helmet for the bike race this Saturday.
  • I had enough money to buy the game after my sister lent me five dollars.

synonyms: loan

definition 2: to give someone money that must be paid back. Usually there is also a payment of interest.

  • The bank will lend her money to pay for college.

synonyms: loan

definition 3: to give in a helpful way.

  • Please lend your support to the cause.

derivation: lender (n.)