French translation of 'lend'
Word forms: past tense, past participle lent
1. [money, possessions] prêter
to lend sth to sb, to lend sb sth prêter qch à qnsee also hand
I can lend you some money. Je peux te prêter de l’argent.
2. (= add)
to lend dignity to sth conférer de la dignité à qch
The uniforms lent a certain dignity to the ceremony. Les uniformes conféraient une certaine dignité à la cérémonie.
to lend credence to sth ajouter foi à qch
Empirical studies lend credence to his ideas. Des études empiriques ajoutent foi à ses idées.
to lend one’s support to sth apporter son soutien à qch
it lends itself to ... cela se prête bien à ...
problems which do not lend themselves to simple solutions des problèmes qui ne se prêtent pas bien à des solutions simples
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Example Sentences Including 'lend'
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Although Paragon often lends to people who have been turned away by the big banks, its losses on bad debts are minimal.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But his desire to get big banks back into that lending game runs into his boss's flirtation with forcing banks to divest themselves of those businesses.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
For a bank to lend to the housebuilder, it has to set aside a lot of capital.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He also said that bank lending fragility could still weigh heavily.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
In India it is used to politicians lending a hand.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Investors lend money to a company in return for a fixed income over a set number of years.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It used to lend a higher income multiple to those fixing for five years or more.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It used to lend up to 75% of the valuation price.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
People who lend often buy our products, and they tell family and friends.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Skipton has scaled back mortgage lending dramatically.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The aim was to reduce the cost and boost the amount of lending in the economy.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The bank added that lending 8.9 times income is highly unusual.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The banks and building societies willing to lend often have very similar deals.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The two banks have cut back drastically on lending to large companies since their bailouts.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We help people who have the income yet their choices are limited because bank lending criteria excludes those who are self-employed or older.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Evolution Money specialises in lending to people who may not have a perfect credit record.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He would lend them money to keep on writing, if necessary.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Just like lending between the banks.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
One reason for the increased competition is that providers are increasingly reliant on using savers' money to fund lending.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The flowers were once used to lend colour to butter, though in fact the plant is poisonous.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
She felt his hand tighten upon her arm lending her support.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Her friends from the club had come to lend their support.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Flower heads and a short amount of stalk lend a subtle elegance to pears poached in white wine with honey and lemon juice.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Funding Circle allows savers with as little as 20 spare to lend money direct to small firms.The Sun (2013)
I am delighted and proud to lend my support.The Sun (2008)
If the monthly rental is quite low, the lender will restrict the amount it will lend.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Lenders are also cutting the amount they will lend to landlords.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The same banks often refuse to lend to these firms.The Sun (2012)
There was talk of a credit crunch as the banks reined back lending.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He is happy to lend his support.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Why would anyone pay a bank for the privilege of lending it money?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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'lend' in Other Languages
British English: lend /lɛnd/ VERB
When people or organizations such as banks lend you money, they give it to you and you agree to pay it back at a future date, often with an extra amount as interest.
I lent him some money to take his children to the cinema.
- American English: lend
- Arabic: يُقْرِضُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: emprestar
- Chinese: 借给
- Croatian: posuditi
- Czech: půjčit
- Danish: låne
- Dutch: uitlenen
- European Spanish: prestar
- Finnish: lainata jollekulle
- French: prêter
- German: verleihen
- Greek: δανείζω
- Italian: prestare
- Japanese: 貸す
- Korean: 빌려주다
- Norwegian: låne bort
- Polish: pożyczyć
- European Portuguese: emprestar
- Romanian: a da cu împrumut
- Russian: давать взаймы
- Spanish: prestar
- Swedish: låna ut
- Thai: ให้ยืม
- Turkish: ödünç vermek
- Ukrainian: позичати
- Vietnamese: cho mượn
Translation of lend from the Collins English to French Dictionary