lend itself to


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lend itself to (something)

To be suited for something, especially some kind of purpose or use. This fabric really lends itself to evening wear. The chefs are always looking for versatile ingredients that lend themselves to many dishes.
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lend itself to

Adapt to, be suitable for. For example, The Bible lends itself to numerous interpretations, or This plot of land lends itself to a variety of uses. [Mid-1800s]
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The book's fictional narrative style does not lend itself to research paper writing.
The stores are small and the district doesn't lend itself to retail -- not to mention that the foot traffic is not at all comparable to that of SoHo.
Our diversity of tools doesn't lend itself to other systems," Grisius says.