How to Conjugate the French Verb "Rendre"

Includes Present, Past, and Subjunctive Tenses

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The French verb rendre (pronounced "ren-dre") means "to return" and is frequently used in idiomatic expressions such as "to give thanks to." This chart will show you how to conjugate this regular verb in present, past, subjunctive, and other tenses.

Present Future Imperfect Present participle

je

rends rendrai rendais rendant
tu rends rendras rendais

il

rend rendra rendait
nous rendons rendrons rendions
vous rendez rendrez rendiez
ils rendent rendront rendaient

Subjunctive

Conditional Passé simple Imperfect subjunctive

je

rende rendrais rendis rendisse
tu rendes rendrais rendis rendisses
il rende rendrait rendit rendît
nous rendions rendrions rendîmes rendissions
vous rendiez rendriez rendîtes rendissiez
ils rendent rendraient rendirent rendissent

Imperative

(tu)

rends

(nous)

rendons

(vous)

rendez

Verb conjugation pattern
Rendre is a regular -RE verb

Expressions with rendre