Translation of lend in Spanish:

lend

(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado lent)
Pronunciation: /lend/

vt

  • 1.1 (loan) prestar, dejar (Spain/España) the library also lends records la biblioteca también presta discos or (in Spain also/en España también) deja discos en préstamo I lent her a coat le presté or (in Spain also/en España también) le dejé un abrigo to lend sth to sb prestarle algo a algn
    More 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.
    1.2 (give) to lend sth to sth darle* algo a algo this lends an air of mystery to the scene esto le da un aire de misterio a la escena
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    • 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.

v refl

  • to lend oneself/itself to sth prestarse a algo it lends itself to abuse se presta a abusos
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    • 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/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
prestar, dejar (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] to lend sth out to sb prestarle or (in Spain also/en España también) dejarle algo a algn

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