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Pronunciation: /ʀɑ̃dʀ/

Translation of rendre in English:


  • 2rendre la santé/vue à qn to restore sb's health/sight
  • 3rendre qch possible to make sth possible rendre qn fou to drive sb mad
  • 9les tomates rendent de l'eau (à la cuisson) tomatoes give out water during cooking


  • 1 [land] to be productive; [plant] to produce a good crop

v refl (+ v être) (se rendre)

  • 1se rendre à Rome/en ville to go to Rome/to town
  • 2se rendre indispensable/malade to make oneself indispensable/ill
  • 4se rendre à qch to bow to [argument]


rendre l'âme or l'esprit

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