lend (something) to (one)

lend (something) to (one)

To allow one to borrow or make use of something temporarily. I can lend $20 to you, but I'll need it back by this weekend. Would you mind lending your pencil to me? I forgot to bring one. The bank agreed to lend the money for the refurbishments to our company.
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lend something to someone

to make a loan of something to someone. Never lend money to a friend. Would you be able to lend your coat to Fred?
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lend (itself) to

To accommodate or offer itself to; be suitable for: "The presidency does not lend itself to on the job training" (Joe Biden).
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