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  • render — [ren′dər] vt. [ME rendren < OFr rendre < VL * rendere, for L reddere, to restore < re(d) , back + dare, to give: see DATE1] 1. to give, hand over, deliver, present, or submit, as for approval, consideration, payment, etc. [to render an… …   English World dictionary

  • helpless — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, lie, look, seem, stand, watch ▪ John felt completely helpless …   Collocations dictionary

  • render — render1 renderable, adj. renderer, n. /ren deuhr/, v.t. 1. to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless. 2. to do; perform: to render a service. 3. to furnish; provide: to render aid. 4. to exhibit or show ( …   Universalium

  • render — I. verb (rendered; rendering) Etymology: Middle English rendren, from Anglo French rendre to give back, surrender, from Vulgar Latin *rendere, alteration of Latin reddere, partly from re + dare to give & partly from re + dere to put more at date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • render — 01. One of the problems with pesticide use is that over time insects become resistant to it, [rendering] it ineffective. 02. Superman was [rendered] as weak and helpless as a kitten in the presence of the material known as kryptonite. 03. Tape… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • render — /ˈrɛndə / (say renduh) verb (t) 1. to make or cause (a person or thing) to be or become as specified: to render someone helpless. 2. to do; perform: to render a service. 3. to furnish: to render aid. 4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • render — v.tr. 1 cause to be or become; make (rendered us helpless). 2 give or pay (money, service, etc.), esp. in return or as a thing due (render thanks; rendered good for evil). 3 (often foll. by to) a give (assistance) (rendered aid to the injured… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disable — dis·able vt dis·abled, dis·abl·ing 1: to deprive of legal right, qualification, or capacity 2: to make incapable or ineffective; specif: to cause to have a disability dis·able·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • paralyze — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cripple; demoralize; disable; deaden; bring to a stop. See impotence, insensibility. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. strike with paralysis, make inert, render nerveless; see deaden 1 . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • History of chess — For the book by H. J. R. Murray, see A History of Chess. Photographs of real size resin reproductions of the 12th century Lewis chessmen. The top row shows king, queen, and bishop. The bottom row shows knight, rook, and pawn. The history of chess …   Wikipedia

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