lend

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lend /ˈlɛnd/ verb
lends; lent /ˈlɛnt/ ; lending
lend
/ˈlɛnd/
verb
lends; lent /ˈlɛnt/ ; lending
Learner's definition of LEND
[+ object] : to give (something) to (someone) to be used for a period of time and then returned
: to give (money) to someone who agrees to pay it back in the future
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to make (something) available to (someone or something)
[+ object]
: to add (something that is needed or wanted) to (something)
: to provide (something that is needed or wanted)

lend an ear

see 1ear

lend itself to

◊ Something that lends itself to a purpose is good or suitable for that purpose.

— lender

noun, plural lenders [count]
see also moneylender
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