Dictionary: REND'ER – RE-NEW'AL

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REND'ER, n.1 [from rend.]

One that tears by violence.

REN'DER, n.2

  1. A surrender; a giving up. – Shak.
  2. A return; a payment of rent. In those early times, the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the demains. – Blackstone.
  3. An account given. – Shak.

REN'DER, v.t. [Fr. rendre; It. rendere; Sp. rendir; Port. render. This is probably the L. reddo, with n casually inserted.]

  1. To return; to pay back. See that none render evil for evil to any man. – 1 Thess. v.
  2. To inflict, as a retribution. I win render vengeance to my enemies. – Deut. xxxii.
  3. To give on demand; to give; to assign. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason. – Prov. xxvi.
  4. To make or cause to be, by some influence upon a thing, or by some change; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render him solicitous or cautious; to render a fortress more secure or impregnable; to render a ferocious animal more mild and tractable.
  5. To translate, as from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English. We say, to render a word, a sentence, a book, or an author into a different language. – Locke.
  6. To surrender; to yield or give up the command or possession of; as, to render one's self to his enemies. – K. Charles. Clarendon. [Less used than surrender.]
  7. To afford; to give for use or benefit. Washington rendered great service to his country.
  8. To represent; to exhibit. He did render him the most unnatural / That liv'd amongst men. [Not in use.] – Shak. To render back, to return; to restore.


That may be rendered. Sherwood.


Returned; paid back; given; assigned; made; translated; surrendered; afforded.

REN-DER-ED-AND-SET, n. [Rendered and set.]

In architecture, denotes a plastering of two coats on naked brick or stone work. When three coats are used, this is called rendered and floated, or roughing in. The first of the three coats is called a pricking up. Brande.


One who renders.


Version; translation. – Lowth.


Returning; giving back; assigning; making; translating; surrendering; affording.

REN'DEZ-VOUS, n. [Fr. rendez vous, render yourselves, repair to a place. This word is anglicized, and may well be pronounced as an English word.]

  1. A place appointed for the assembling of troops, or the place where they assemble; or the port or place where ships are ordered to join company.
  2. A place of meeting, or a sign that draws men together. [Rarely used.]
  3. An assembly; a meeting. [Rarely used.]


To assemble at a particular place, as troops. The place where the Gauls and Bruti had rendezvoused. – Alfred's Orosius, Trans. B. Trumbull. Hook, Rom. Hist.


To assemble or bring together at a certain place. – Echard.


Assembled or brought together at a particular place.


Assembling at a particular place.


  1. That may be yielded or surrendered.
  2. That may be translated. – Howell. [Little used in either sense.]

REN-DI'TION, n. [from render.]

  1. The act of yielding possession; surrender. – Fairfax.
  2. Translation. – South.

REN'E-GADE, or REN-E-GA'DO, n. [Sp. and Port. renegado, from renegar, to deny; L. re and nego, to deny; It. rinegato; Fr. renégat; primarily an apostate.]

  1. An apostate from the faith. – Addison.
  2. One who deserts to an enemy; a deserter. – Arbuthnot.
  3. A vagabond. [This is the sense in which this word is mostly used in popular language.]

RE-NEGE', v.i.

To deny. [Obs.] – Shak.

RE-NEGE', v.t. [L. renego.]

To deny; to disown. [Obs.] – Shak.

RE-NERVE', v.t. [renerv'; re and nerve.]

To nerve again; to give new vigor to. – J. Barlow.


Nerved anew.


Giving new vigor to.

RE-NEW', v.t. [L. renovo; re and novo, or re and new.]

  1. To renovate; to restore to a former state, or to a good state, after decay or depravation; to rebuild; to repair. Asa renewed the altar of the Lord. – 2 Chron. xv.
  2. To re-establish; to confirm. Let us go to Gilgal and renew the kingdom there. – 1 Sam. xi.
  3. To make again; as, to renew a treaty or covenant.
  4. To repeat; as, to renew expressions of friendship; to renew a promise; to renew an attempt.
  5. To revive; as, to renew the glories of an ancestor or of a former age. – Shak.
  6. To begin again. The last great age renews its finish'd course. – Dryden.
  7. To make new; to make fresh or vigorous; as, to renew youth; to renew strength; to renew the face of the earth. – Ps. ciii. Is. xl. Ps. civ.
  8. To grant a new loan on a new note for the amount of a former one.
  9. In theology, to make new; to renovate; to transform; to change from natural enmity to the love of God and his law; to implant holy affections to the heart; to regenerate. Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. – Rom. xii. Eph. iv.


That may be renewed; as, a lease renewable at pleasure. – Swift.


  1. The act of renewing; the act of forming anew; as, the renewal of a treaty.
  2. Renovation; regeneration.
  3. Revival; restoration to a former or to a good state.
  4. Reloan on a new note given.