lend vs. loan – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Lend

Definition:

bestow a quality on or give something to someone with the expectation of getting it back (often money)

Examples:

Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company or Please lend me some money.

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Loan

Definition:

a temporary provision of money (usually at interest) or an object

Examples:

He gave me a loan until next month.

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