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lend
past tense & past participle lent
American English: /lɛnd/
British English: /lɛnd/

Translation of lend in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (loan) the library also lends records
    la biblioteca también presta discos
    la biblioteca también deja discos en préstamo (Spain)
    I lent her a coat
    le presté un abrigo
    le dejé un abrigo (Spain)
    to lend something to somebody
    prestarle algo a alguien
    Example sentences
    • So why are banks falling all over themselves to lend small businesses money?
    • When a bank lends you money, the loan comes with strings attached - namely, the covenants contained in the loan agreement.
    • They're lending the American government money in exchange for interest.
  • 2 (give)to lend something to something
    darle algo a algo
    this lends an air of mystery to the scene
    esto le da un aire de misterio a la escena
    Example sentences
    • The concentration of structures in space lends an urban quality even to small villages.
    • To lend weight to this, he adds the interpretation of a social scientist and an academician.
    • This lends weight to the theory that autism is a neurodevelopmental condition and not an acquired one.

reflexive verb

  • to lend oneself/itself to something
    prestarse a algo
    it lends itself to abuse
    se presta a abusos
    Example sentences
    • The plastic blocks are lighter, lending themselves to more applications, and easier to install.
    • I've got the first one, and the stories really lend themselves to the comic format.
    • On the other hand my books don't lend themselves to movies and they tend to violate basic laws of fiction writing.

Phrasal verbs

lend out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
dejar (Spain) [colloquial]
to lend something out to somebody
prestarle algo a alguien
dejarle algo a alguien (Spain)
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