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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They say it is neither a surprising finding, nor one that is clearly going to lend itself to better diagnosis or treatment of cancer.
Our diversity of tools doesn't lend itself to other systems," Grisius says.
Litt, stated that the facilities original design was excellent and will lend itself to creating a modern and efficient delivery platform.
In comments filed today with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), a coalition of organizations that support broad-based stock option plans commended the board for recognizing that the issue of employee stock options does not lend itself to a "one size fits all" approach and praised the board for maintaining the flexibility provided under the current standard (FASB Statement No.
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They go into how to select an IT system which won't be immediately obsolete, how to choose technology that will lend itself to an e-commerce infrastructure, and how to insure your system will produce bottom line benefits.
Because of the use of a "short year" for 1999 (six rather than twelve months), the discontinuance of prior operations and the acquisition of American Internet on June 25, 1999, the financial information does not lend itself to period by period comparison in a meaningful manner, consequently, AmeriNet added separate audited financial information for American Internet as well as pro forma financial information.
Danny not only understands my vision, but his experience will help lend itself to the mounting success of my label and ANTRA's becoming a dominant record label for years to come.