Antonyms of verb lend

1 of 3 senses of lend

Sense 2
lend, loan -- (give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money")
       Antonym of borrow (Sense 1)
      => borrow -- (get temporarily; "May I borrow your lawn mower?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lend

3 senses of lend

Sense 1
lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring -- (bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
lend, loan -- (give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 3
lend -- (have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to; "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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