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    tender - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tender

    Definition
    (noun) something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    Synonyms : legal tender , stamp
    Definition
    (noun) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    Synonyms : attendant , attender
    Definition
    (noun) a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    Synonyms : bid
    Definition
    (noun) car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water Definition
    (noun) a boat for communication between ship and shore
    Synonyms : cutter , pinnace , ship's boat
    Definition
    (noun) ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
    Synonyms : supply ship
    Definition
    (verb) offer or present for acceptance Definition
    (verb) propose a payment
    Synonyms : bid , offer
    Example Sentence
    • The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting
    Definition
    (verb) make a tender of; in legal settlements Definition
    (verb) make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    Synonyms : tenderise , tenderize
    Example Sentence
    • tenderize meat
    Definition
    (adj) given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
    Example Sentence
    • a tender heart
    • a tender smile
    • tender loving care
    • tender memories
    • a tender mother
    Definition
    (adj) hurting
    Synonyms : raw , sensitive , sore
    Example Sentence
    • the tender spot on his jaw
    Definition
    (adj) young and immature
    Example Sentence
    • at a tender age
    Definition
    (adj) having or displaying warmth or affection
    Synonyms : affectionate , fond , lovesome , warm
    Example Sentence
    • affectionate children
    • a fond embrace
    • fond of his nephew
    • a tender glance
    • a warm embrace
    Definition
    (adj) easy to cut or chew
    Example Sentence
    • tender beef
    Definition
    (adj) physically untoughened
    Synonyms : untoughened
    Example Sentence
    • tender feet
    Definition
    (adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    Synonyms : crank , cranky , tippy
    Definition
    (adj) (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
    Example Sentence
    • tender green shoots
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tender

the method of contracting.. or FORMALLY OFFERING a company to undertake public works is called a TENDER....

Tender and Retire. You tender your resignation to retire from your job.

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