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"
relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
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"
measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
place (a ship's mast) in its step
shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard"
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively"