Rendir in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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transitive verb
1. to surrender (entregar, dar) (arma, alma)
  • rendir cuentas a alguien de algo to give an account of something to somebody
2. to pay (ofrecer) (pleitesía)
  • rendir culto a to worship
  • rendir homenaje o tributo a alguien to pay tribute to somebody
3. to yield (rentar)
4. to defeat, to subdue (vencer)
5. to wear out, to tire out (cansar)
intransitive verb
6. to perform well (máquina) ; to be profitable (negocio) ; to be productive (fábrica, trabajador)
  • este atleta ya no rinde como antes this athlete isn't as good as he used to be
7. (dar de sí)
  • esta pintura rinde mucho a little of this paint goes a long way
  • me rinde mucho el tiempo I get a lot done (in the time)
pronominal verb
1. to give oneself up, to surrender (entregarse)
2. (ceder, abandonar)
    to submit, to give in
  • ¡me rindo! I give in o up! (en adivinanza)
  • rendirse a la evidencia to bow to the evidence
transitive verb
1 (producir) to produce; [+beneficios etc] to yield; [+producto, total etc] to produce; [+interés] to bear
2 (cansar) to exhaust; tire out
le rindió el sueño he was overcome by sleep
rendir homenaje a to pay tribute to; rendir culto a to worship; rendir las gracias to give thanks
4 (Mil) [+ciudad] to surrender; [+fortaleza] to take; capture
rendir la guardia to hand over the guard
5 (Mil) [+bandera] to dip; [+armas] to lower; reverse
6 (España) (vomitar) to vomit; bring up
7 (Com) [+factura] to send
rendir examen (S. Cone) to sit o take an exam
9 (vencer) [+país] to conquer; subdue
10 (dominar) to dominate
logró rendir el albedrío de la joven he came to dominate the young woman's will completely; había que rendir su entereza he had to overcome his moral objections
11 (devolver) to give back; return; (entregar) to hand over
intransitive verb
1 (producir) to yield; produce; (dar resultados) to give good results
el negocio no rinde the business is not profitable o doesn't pay; la finca rinde para mantener a ocho familias the estate produces enough to keep eight families; este año ha rendido poco it has done poorly this year; trabajo, pero no rindo I work hard but without much to show for it
2 [+arroz] to swell up
3 (Latinoamérica) (durar) to last longer; keep going
pronominal verb
1 (ceder) to yield;a to; (Mil) to surrender; (entregarse) to give o.s. up
rendirse a la razón to yield to reason; rendirse a la evidencia to bow before the evidence; rendirse a la fuerza to yield to violence; ¡me rindo! I give in!
2 (cansarse) to wear o.s. out
Verb Conjugations for rendir
Gerund: rindiendo
Participle: rendido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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