lend (something) to (one)

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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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Greg can lend something to the national team nobody else can in terms of size and his ability in the paint.
The most generous city is Newcastle, with 85% of Geordies saying they would lend something to next door, with Glasgow in second place at 82%.
"I think they definitely lend something to applications to have the building listed.
'It will be great to have celebrities like Ozzy involved because they do lend something to the bid and they are names which a lot of people recognise.