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lend

Synonyms of lend in English:

verb

  • 1 I'll lend you my towel
    loan, let someone use;
    [Antonyms] borrow
  • 2 these examples lend weight to his assertions
    add, impart, give, bestow, confer, provide, supply, furnish, contribute
    [Antonyms] detract
  • Quote

    Three things I never lends—my 'oss, my wife, and my name.
    R. S. Surtees Hillingdon Hall ( 1845)

    Phrases

    lend an ear

    1
    when Travers gets up to speak, I hope you'll lend an ear
    listen, pay attention, take notice, be attentive, concentrate, heed, pay heed
    informal be all ears
    archaic hearken

    lend a hand

    2
    I'm here to lend a hand with the harvest
    help, help out, give a helping hand, assist, give assistance, make a contribution, do one's bit
    informal pitch in

    lend itself to

    3
    the terrain lends itself to downhill skiing
    be suitable for, be suited to, be appropriate for, be applicable for

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