usage: 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"
2. lend, loan, give
usage: give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
3. lend, be
usage: 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"