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, do
Date: 14th century
a. to melt down <render suet>; also to extract by melting <render lard> b. to treat so as to convert into industrial fats and oils or fertilizer 2. a. to transmit to another ; deliver b. give up, yield c. to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: as (1) to hand down (a legal judgment) (2) to agree on and report (a verdict) 3. a. to give in return or retribution b. (1) give back, restore (2) reflect, echo c. to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation ; pay d. to do (a service) for another 4. a. (1) to cause to be or become ; make <enough rainfall…to render irrigation unnecessary — P. E. James> <rendered him helpless> (2) impart b. (1) to reproduce or represent by artistic or verbal means ; depict (2) to give a performance of (3) to produce a copy or version of <the documents are rendered in the original French> (4) to execute the motions of <render a salute> c. translate 5. to direct the execution of ; administer <render justice> 6. to apply a coat of plaster or cement directly to intransitive verb to give recompense • renderable adjective • renderer noun II. noun Date: 1647 a return especially in goods or services due from a feudal tenant to his lord
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.