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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Listen to your body, listen to your heart and make sure they're doing fine before you lend yourself to your family your friends or your partners.
I think God just wires you to lend yourself to a particular group" Lynne says.
Anytime you lend yourself to mass media in any way, shape or form, you set yourself up for that.
But i t's up to everyone, midfielders, defenders and full-backs to step up to the plate and get a goal or lend yourself to get a goal."
It was time for an adventure and having a column entitled 'City Girl' does mean that you have to lend yourself to roaming round Roath doing stupid things in the name of column inches.
"You could kind of lend yourself to the underground political movements that were happening.
But the judge told Kray: "You were ready, willing and able to lend yourself to any criminal enterprise which became known to you.