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render something down

1. Lit. to cook the fat out of something. Polly rendered the chicken fat down to a bit of golden grease that she would use in cooking a special dish. Jane rendered down the fat for use later. The cook rendered it down.
2. Fig. to reduce or simplify something to its essentials. Let's render this problem down to the considerations that are important to us. Can't we render down this matter into its essentials? Not all of this is important. Let's render it down.
See also: down, render

render something in(to) something

to translate something into something. Now, see if you can render this passage in French. Are you able to render this into German?
See also: render

render something to someone or something

 and render something up (to someone or something)
to give something to someone or a group. You must render your taxes to the government. I will render my money to the tax collector. I had to render up all my earnings.
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References in classic literature ?
The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government; and it is this circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter.
The earliest accounts I possess of my progenitors represent them as a goodly growth of the Linum Usitatissimum, divided into a thousand cotemporaneous plants, singularly well conditioned, and remarkable for an equality that renders the production valuable.
This renders us strictly Yankee in our origin, an extraction of which I find all who enjoy it fond of boasting.
To render these recollections the more vivid, it came on to snow as night set in; and, passing through Stamford and Grantham, and by the little alehouse where he had heard the story of the bold Baron of Grogzwig, everything looked as if he had seen it but yesterday, and not even a flake of the white crust on the roofs had melted away.
Several considerations, however, render the fertility of domestic varieties less remarkable than at first appears.
The matted grass of the lower land, presented obstacles which fatigue began to render formidable, and the whip was becoming necessary to urge the lingering teams to their labour.
She had, besides, a certain imperfection, which renders some flowers, though very beautiful to the eye, very improper to be placed in a wilderness of sweets, and what above all others is most disagreeable to the breath of love.
For example, if you would like to have a brick effect, then the upper render will be brick coloured and, while it dries, the Render Solutions team will remove rows of the top render to reveal the cement coloured render underneath to produce the effect of a normal brick wall.
Render Solutions is the largest rendering company in the North East and, with more than 35 years in the business, it is also one of the most experienced.
s "Render the Metaverse" virtual reality art competition enters its second month, the company today announced the start of its OctaneRender Cloud beta, enabling contestants to render their 360-degree panoramic VR scene entries in the cloud for free.
In addition to artists, GKR has 75 render nodes and also accessed files on Titan to perform complex calculations to produce smooth finished (rendered) images.
Under the new rules, tax practitioners (including in-house professionals) are required to comply with a series of substantive and compliance rules related to the type of written tax advice that they render.
Progress in material characterization and optical metrology are the foundation for achieving this capability, but rapid advances in information technology suggest that it will be possible in the near future to use the results of optical and material measurements to render the appearance of painted surfaces from whic h the measurements were taken.
Before using such potentially coercive interrogation techniques as lies, promises, or threats, officers should carefully assess the suspect's background and personal characteristics, such as age, education, mental impairment, and physical condition, any of which may render the suspect more vulnerable to coercion.