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Lend

To provide money temporarily on the condition that it or its equivalent will be returned, often with an interest fee.
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The UK Government is fully behind Welsh farmers and businesses as this process is ongoing, lending an ear to their concerns and supporting those who are hoping to trade with new markets overseas.
He deplored that India had responded ruthlessly and beastly without lending an ear to the Kashmiris' aspirations.
Todd Grimshaw finds himself in the thick of the action in both storylines - berated by Carla while lending an ear to Sarah.