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Definition of lend:

  1. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.

Synonyms:

sum up, tot, pay out, conform, infuse, borrow, kick in, bestow, conduct, bring, add together, help out, lead, summate, conduce, spare, invest in, convey, confer, get through, mold, stamp, guide, adjust, imbue with, transmit, land, bear the cost/expense etc., nurse, take, tote up, contribute, impart, inject, wreak, finance, let out, total, suit oneself, append, repay, tot up, accommodate, institute, endow with, put up, bring in, pass on, play, add, carry, benefit, channel, loan, add up, spend, entrust, support, leave, chip in, tally, sum, fetch, make for, comply, get behind, invest with, lace, get, work.

Usage examples:

  • I'll lend you no money to spend in a hotel."

    - "The Heather-Moon", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  • Gyp will lend it to me."

    - "Beyond", John Galsworthy.
  • Lend me your hand, love.

    - "The Gamester (1753)", Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund.