render (something) into (something)

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render (something) into (something)

1. To represent, depict, or portray in some visual or verbal form. You input all your information into the app, and it renders your daily activity into an easy-to-understand graph. The author has the uncanny ability of rendering the most intimate, intangible experiences into stark and haunting prose.
2. To translate or express something in a different language. It's very difficult to render this into English, as it will inevitably lack some of the nuance found in the original German text. My job is to render the product's user manual into Japanese. The word is rendered into English as "dread."
3. To convert digital information on a computer into a particular media format. A noun or pronoun can be used between "render" and "down." I'm trying to render the various audio tracks into an MP3 file. I need to export the data and render it into a PDF.
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According to the FET petition, on a national average some 14 percent of all cattle, by mass, are fed back to other cattle in the form of rendered animal protein - a process John Stauber refers to as "cow cannibalism." Perhaps even more worrying, the petition alleged that virtually all so-called "downer" cattle - cows that look healthy but drop dead prematurely for unknown reasons - are sent to slaughterhouses to be readied for human consumption or for rendering into animal feed.