give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to; "This story would lend itself well to serialization on television"; "The current system lends itself to great abuse"
Allow to borrow
move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation; "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
place (a ship's mast) in its step
support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools