Translation of lend in Spanish:

lend

prestar, v.

Pronunciation /lɛnd//lɛnd/

transitive verb

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    (loan)
    prestar
    dejar Spain
    the library also lends records la biblioteca también deja discos en préstamo Spain
    • I lent her a coat le presté un abrigo
    • to lend sth to sb prestarle algo a algn
    • It should come as no surprise that banks and other lending institutions are in business to make money.
    • When a bank lends you money, the loan comes with strings attached - namely, the covenants contained in the loan agreement.
    • Liu was not at home and his parents refused to lend him the money.
    • Bank of Ireland is prepared to lend staff up to double their salaries to buy Telecom Eireann shares.
    • It's security the bank requires when lending you money, explained the banker.
    • My parents have also lent me some money, which I will eventually have to pay back.
    • So he persuaded a bank to lend him the money to buy a chain of newsagents.
    • They're lending the American government money in exchange for interest.
    • Although they could justify the expense, they knew no bank would lend them any more money.
    • The bad news comes at a time when banks have lent more money than ever to consumers with poor credit.
    • So why are banks falling all over themselves to lend small businesses money?
    • And how willing will our bank be to lend us money to invest in assets other than property?
    • He claimed Sattar had agreed to lend him the money, which he needed for personal reasons.
    • Banks would be more inclined to lend him money to improve the site, he said.
    • I give over $600 a month to the nice people who lent me the money to go to business school.
    • The state-owned bank lent the money to a company called Harvard Properties whose directors are Dan McGing and Barry Kenny.
    • A homeless teacher has been jailed after he stole cash from a kind-hearted charity boss who lent him money and gave him a job.
    • Bertie doesn't have that sort of cash, but as his brother lent him money for Christmas, he'll probably help him out again.
    • With only Rp 2 million in his hand, some of which his brother lent him, he decided to try his luck in the capital.
    • On a few occasions Mrs Slater had lent him small sums.
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    (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
    • Another consideration lends weight to this prospect.
    • Perhaps he felt it lent a bit of dignity to the affair.
    • It lent this marvelous weight to the central questions of the film, ‘Who am I?’
    • Perhaps that lent an extra measure of contrast to the rowdy group at the back of the smoking section.
    • This paradoxical blend of the practical and the unworldly lends depth and texture to his best work, but it was a volatile mix and didn't always work.
    • A 1997 Yorkshire study of 255 adolescent students' attitudes to reading lends weight to this view.
    • Its higher price, $262, lends weight to that assumption.
    • Roland is always cited as a ‘former NASA historian,’ which supposedly lends weight to his comments.
    • His British accent lends a singsong quality to the words.
    • However, some commentators argue that new material in the Strasbourg papyrus lends weight to the traditional interpretation.
    • Further weight was lent to that argument in the 2004 Six Nations championship, the first after Johnson's retirement.
    • To lend weight to this, he adds the interpretation of a social scientist and an academician.
    • Because this exchange pitted him against the president, it lent stature to the senator's candidacy.
    • Lee Ermey, a former drill sergeant himself, lends a good dose of realism to his role as the evil instructor.
    • The concentration of structures in space lends an urban quality even to small villages.
    • Mr Hughes-Wilson's views lend weight to the words of George Bernard Shaw.
    • Browning is to be praised for his monumental research project; his analysis of the major characters lends a depth to the work.
    • This lends weight to the theory that autism is a neurodevelopmental condition and not an acquired one.
    • Also, the article lends a bit of credibility to my presentations when I speak to families on dietary, biomedical, and other types of therapies.
    • When fire fighters arrive to find flames jumping up the outside of the building it is obvious that they too should lend their weight to student concerns.

reflexive verb

to lend itself to

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    prestarse a
    it lends itself to abuse se presta a abusos
    • On the other hand my books don't lend themselves to movies and they tend to violate basic laws of fiction writing.
    • I've got the first one, and the stories really lend themselves to the comic format.
    • Pots lend themselves to the cultivation of annuals and throughout the year they can accommodate a changing display of flowers.
    • There are several good works in Indian languages published each year which lend themselves to ideal scripts for films.
    • Some books make good films, some shops lend themselves to mail-order.
    • The plastic blocks are lighter, lending themselves to more applications, and easier to install.
    • The animal paintings would lend themselves to greeting card design whereas the flowers would suit repeat patterns such as wrapping paper.
    • The countries of North Africa tend to be treated as a whole but do not, in any practical sense, lend themselves to such categorisation.
    • We all know Greater London is short of residential property and many Workspace sites would lend themselves to mixed-use developments.
    • Lewis's estate was impressed with the way Belvedere's native features lend themselves to the fictional landscape.