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lend

verb accommodate with, advance, afford, aid, allow credit, assist, commodare, entrust, extend credit, furnish, furnish credit, give, give credit, give money over, grant, invest, loan, permit to borrow, provide, prooide with, put up the money, sign over, supply, supply aid, turn over
Associated concepts: lend credit, lend funds
See also: bestow, capitalize, finance, fund, invest, lease, let, loan, rent
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ROSS Noble was back on home turf yesterday, lending an ear - as well as some valuable advice - to a group of new comedy writers and performers.
Indeed, given the period textiles in the main restaurant, it's easy to picture William Shakespeare enjoying a pint while lending an ear to some finer points of conversation which could, perhaps, have inspired a line or two in one of his plays.
And Bowie, who is presently working on a new album, was reportedly lending an ear to the organisers of this year's Coachella event in California over a one-off appearance.