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What does "render" mean in this sentense?

Most programs are tedious to write in the bare language, whereas just about any task can be rendered simple by the use of good libraries.

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  • What's the down vote for? – Eric Wang Feb 12 '16 at 4:50
  • I believe because it appears to be a basic meaning question, without specifying the ambiguity. I think it's a reasonable question - especially in the context of computer science, I can see how a English is a second language speaker could be confused. – dwjohnston Feb 12 '16 at 5:27
  • @dwjohnston Thanks, you are right, I did search the word before ask question, it has so many different meanings, that's why I ask here. I think the people who down vote might also don't know the answer ... – Eric Wang Feb 12 '16 at 6:15
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    You need only to render + adjective and that is no. 1 in Oald's entry of to render. oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/… – rogermue Feb 12 '16 at 9:43
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It means 'made' in this context.

Most programs are tedious to write in the bare language, whereas just about any task can be made simple by the use of good libraries.

render verb

  1. to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.

  2. to do; perform: to render a service.

  3. to furnish; provide: to render aid.

  4. to exhibit or show (obedience, attention, etc.).

  5. to present for consideration, approval, payment, action, etc., as an account.

  6. to return; to make (a payment in money, kind, or service) as by a tenant to a superior: knights rendering military service to the lord.

  7. to pay as due (a tax, tribute, etc.).

dictionary.reference.com

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