how to pronounce rent


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rent is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of rent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of rent


  1. A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
  2. Income; revenue.
  3. A division or schism.
  4. A tear or rip in some surface.
  5. An object for which rent is charged or paid.
  6. A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.
  7. A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.


  1. To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of rend.
  3. To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
  4. To be leased or let for rent.
  5. To grant occupation in return for rent.


  1. That has been torn or rent; ripped; torn.


  1. A surname​.

rent frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word rent occurs in english on average 20.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rent can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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