I'll have you lend me yours if you think mine is better!

If you were to rephrase this sentence, what other verb in place of that 'have' would you use instead?

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    If I wanted that meaning, I wouldn't change any words...Usually if you change the words you change the meaning. Is the "causative have" perfect-english-grammar.com/causatives-have-get.html The meaning is odd, so I wonder what you are actually trying to say. Where did you find this sentence?
    – James K
    Apr 2, 2021 at 20:10
  • @JamesK I saw that in some TV show. Someone wanted to trade a copycat stuff that they had made themselves for an original item with the original creator by somewhat forcibly making them use the copycat.
    – dolco
    Apr 3, 2021 at 9:56

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In the example, "have" means "cause it to happen" or "make it happen".

A similar example is "I'll have you arrested for hitting me", which means "I will make you get arrested for hitting me".

So you can say "I'll make you lend me yours..."

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