lend (oneself) to (something)

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lend (oneself) to (something)

To give one's talent, skills, or effort to assist in some task, project, endeavor, etc. The famous actor is lending herself to the charity drive, promising to match the total amount donated dollar for dollar. I've lent myself to a new TV show as a writing consultant.
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lend oneself or itself to something

Fig. [for someone or something] to be adaptable to something; [for someone or something] to be useful for something. This room doesn't lend itself to bright colors. John doesn't lend himself to casual conversation. I don't think that this gown lends itself to outdoor occasions.
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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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References in classic literature ?
What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.
I plan to learn as much as I can about the school, why it has been so successful and see in what ways I can lend myself to making it even better!
"I could never lend myself to any transaction, however respectable,'' he said, "that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency.'' So quaint, Packer wrote, observing, "The top of American life has become a very cozy and lucrative place, where the social capital of who you are and who you know brings unimaginable returns.''
"I had no set background and I showed I could lend myself to each of the challenges, take them on board and embrace them.