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Synonyms for tender
ˈtɛn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tender, legal tender, stamp(noun)

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

    seal, ship's boat, pestle, postage, pinnace, attendant, mould, revenue stamp, cast, mold, cutter, bid, postage stamp, attender, supply ship, legal tender, stamp, impression

    unchewable, gristly, coriaceous, hardened, leathery, leatherlike, thickened, painless, fibrous, pugnacious, tough, weather-beaten, rugged, calloused, hard-bitten, old, hard-boiled, tough-skinned, inured, unsentimental, chewy, stringy, sinewy, rubbery, leathered, callous, cartilaginous, hempen, toughened, stable, enured, tough-minded, unloving

  2. attendant, attender, tender(noun)

    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

    cutter, ship's boat, pinnace, meeter, legal tender, bid, accompaniment, co-occurrence, listener, attendee, hearer, attender, auditor, concomitant, stamp, attendant, supply ship

    enured, gristly, leathery, inured, unloving, tough, leatherlike, hard-boiled, toughened, sinewy, stringy, coriaceous, leathered, rubbery, hard-bitten, hempen, unchewable, tough-skinned, hardened, fibrous, old, pugnacious, calloused, cartilaginous, painless, unsentimental, tough-minded, thickened, weather-beaten, rugged, stable, chewy, callous

  3. bid, tender(noun)

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

    play, bidding, bid, command, supply ship, pinnace, attender, cutter, ship's boat, stamp, dictation, attendant, legal tender

    hard-boiled, old, tough-skinned, hempen, fibrous, calloused, pugnacious, coriaceous, unloving, unchewable, hardened, thickened, unsentimental, tough, hard-bitten, inured, rubbery, enured, toughened, cartilaginous, weather-beaten, leatherlike, stringy, sinewy, painless, chewy, rugged, gristly, stable, tough-minded, leathery, callous, leathered

  4. tender(noun)

    car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

    bid, ship's boat, pinnace, attender, cutter, supply ship, stamp, attendant, legal tender

    tough, fibrous, rugged, tough-minded, enured, thickened, weather-beaten, calloused, unsentimental, leatherlike, tough-skinned, hempen, stable, toughened, sinewy, hard-bitten, pugnacious, gristly, chewy, unloving, leathery, stringy, inured, leathered, hard-boiled, unchewable, painless, rubbery, callous, old, coriaceous, cartilaginous, hardened

  5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter(noun)

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

    bid, ship's boat, cutting tool, pinnace, attender, cutter, supply ship, stamp, stonecutter, attendant, cutlery, carver, legal tender

    hempen, unloving, tough, painless, pugnacious, unsentimental, cartilaginous, leatherlike, stringy, rugged, callous, stable, unchewable, leathery, calloused, hardened, rubbery, tough-skinned, chewy, weather-beaten, inured, hard-bitten, old, enured, fibrous, gristly, hard-boiled, leathered, thickened, toughened, tough-minded, coriaceous, sinewy

  6. tender, supply ship(adj)

    ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

    bid, ship's boat, pinnace, attender, cutter, supply ship, stamp, attendant, legal tender

    leatherlike, toughened, tough, leathery, fibrous, inured, leathered, hard-boiled, sinewy, rubbery, pugnacious, thickened, calloused, weather-beaten, enured, rugged, hempen, tough-minded, unchewable, stable, cartilaginous, gristly, unsentimental, hard-bitten, hardened, painless, callous, old, stringy, tough-skinned, chewy, unloving, coriaceous

  7. tender(adj)

    given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    tough-skinned, cartilaginous, callous, toughened, rugged, fibrous, stable, hempen, weather-beaten, leatherlike, calloused, unsentimental, hard-bitten, pugnacious, rubbery, sinewy, chewy, stringy, gristly, leathery, thickened, old, tough, unloving, unchewable, coriaceous, inured, leathered, tough-minded, hard-boiled, enured, painless, hardened

  8. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)


    "the tender spot on his jaw"

    stark naked, sensitive, bare-assed, new, sore, fond, cranky, crank, raw, warm, naked as a jaybird, unsanded, natural, peeled, in the altogether, painful, cutting, in the raw, affectionate, crude, mad, tippy, afflictive, bare-ass, raw(a), rude(a), naked, bleak, huffy, lovesome, sensible, untoughened, in the buff

    stable, coriaceous, toughened, painless, gristly, tough-minded, pugnacious, fibrous, leathery, unloving, rugged, tough-skinned, leathered, stringy, enured, hard-boiled, rubbery, hempen, cartilaginous, tough, hardened, thickened, inured, unsentimental, leatherlike, callous, old, unchewable, calloused, sinewy, hard-bitten, chewy, weather-beaten

  9. tender(adj)

    young and immature

    "at a tender age"

    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    leathered, fibrous, enured, stable, sinewy, cartilaginous, inured, calloused, hard-boiled, old, unchewable, chewy, painless, hard-bitten, hardened, unloving, rubbery, gristly, unsentimental, tough-skinned, coriaceous, leathery, tough, rugged, thickened, hempen, weather-beaten, leatherlike, toughened, stringy, tough-minded, pugnacious, callous

  10. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm(adj)

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

    crank, fond, sensitive, adoring, partial(p), doting, untoughened, fond(p), raw, quick, lovesome, ardent, warm, tippy, cranky, sore, affectionate, strong

    fibrous, hempen, enured, gristly, calloused, tough, leathery, hard-bitten, leathered, callous, hardened, tough-minded, unchewable, rubbery, pugnacious, hard-boiled, stringy, sinewy, old, tough-skinned, thickened, painless, rugged, chewy, stable, inured, weather-beaten, toughened, unloving, cartilaginous, leatherlike, coriaceous, unsentimental

  11. tender(adj)

    easy to cut or chew

    "tender beef"

    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    unsentimental, fibrous, chewy, gristly, sinewy, pugnacious, painless, hardened, rubbery, enured, hard-boiled, hempen, inured, rugged, toughened, leathered, tough, coriaceous, thickened, stable, callous, unloving, leatherlike, stringy, calloused, old, tough-skinned, cartilaginous, tough-minded, unchewable, leathery, hard-bitten, weather-beaten

  12. tender, untoughened(adj)

    physically untoughened

    "tender feet"

    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    pugnacious, callous, hardened, painless, leathery, sinewy, hard-boiled, leathered, enured, leatherlike, coriaceous, old, chewy, tough-skinned, toughened, cartilaginous, tough-minded, rubbery, stringy, tough, weather-beaten, thickened, fibrous, unloving, stable, rugged, hard-bitten, gristly, calloused, hempen, unchewable, unsentimental, inured

  13. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(adj)

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

    untoughened, pettish, crank, peckish, petulant, sensitive, fond, peevish, tetchy, irritable, warm, raw, fractious, nettlesome, scratchy, techy, tippy, cranky, sore, affectionate, lovesome, testy

    thickened, leathery, toughened, hard-boiled, chewy, tough, unchewable, leathered, rugged, unloving, leatherlike, inured, unsentimental, weather-beaten, stable, cartilaginous, callous, coriaceous, hempen, sinewy, painless, pugnacious, stringy, enured, hardened, rubbery, old, calloused, tough-skinned, hard-bitten, gristly, tough-minded, fibrous

  14. tender(verb)

    (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

    "tender green shoots"

    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    old, hardened, fibrous, leathered, tough, unchewable, leatherlike, rubbery, stringy, unsentimental, unloving, gristly, callous, inured, tough-minded, thickened, hard-boiled, painless, hard-bitten, hempen, stable, weather-beaten, calloused, tough-skinned, pugnacious, rugged, toughened, leathery, coriaceous, cartilaginous, sinewy, enured, chewy

  15. tender(verb)

    offer or present for acceptance

    bid, tenderize, tenderise, offer

    tough, rubbery, painless, inured, leathery, hardened, stable, sinewy, fibrous, thickened, unsentimental, hempen, enured, coriaceous, gristly, old, unloving, hard-bitten, pugnacious, toughened, weather-beaten, calloused, hard-boiled, rugged, callous, stringy, tough-minded, unchewable, chewy, cartilaginous, leathered, leatherlike, tough-skinned

  16. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

    declare oneself, tenderize, put up, pop the question, entreat, press, beseech, tenderise, conjure, offer up, propose, offer, extend, wish, call, proffer, bid, adjure, provide, volunteer, invite

    fibrous, unchewable, callous, hardened, tough, pugnacious, hempen, calloused, rugged, toughened, unloving, tough-minded, cartilaginous, hard-bitten, stable, leatherlike, chewy, tough-skinned, leathered, leathery, painless, hard-boiled, unsentimental, stringy, thickened, rubbery, old, weather-beaten, enured, inured, coriaceous, sinewy, gristly

  17. tender(verb)

    make a tender of; in legal settlements

    bid, tenderize, tenderise, offer

    tough, inured, unsentimental, leathery, leathered, weather-beaten, gristly, pugnacious, leatherlike, calloused, stringy, cartilaginous, fibrous, enured, hempen, rugged, toughened, tough-minded, thickened, callous, painless, old, hardened, coriaceous, unchewable, hard-bitten, sinewy, hard-boiled, stable, chewy, unloving, tough-skinned, rubbery

  18. tender, tenderize, tenderise(verb)

    make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

    "tenderize meat"

    bid, tenderize, tenderise, offer

    hardened, sinewy, cartilaginous, weather-beaten, leatherlike, hard-bitten, unchewable, stringy, toughened, unsentimental, painless, chewy, leathered, unloving, fibrous, callous, thickened, hard-boiled, tough, rugged, pugnacious, gristly, calloused, old, leathery, tough-minded, coriaceous, enured, tough-skinned, stable, inured, rubbery, hempen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tender

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, well-disposed

    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tender(a.)

    soft, delicate, not firm

  2. tender(a.)

    weak, feeble, young, infantile, youthful, not strong

  3. tender(a.)

    effeminate, feminine, womanly, not hardy, not robust

  4. tender(a.)

    sensitive, easily pained

  5. tender(a.)

    compassionate, kind, affectionate, sympathetic, pitiful, merciful, lenient, mild, tender-hearted

  6. tender(a.)

    pathetic, affecting, touching

  7. tender(a.)

    painful (to speak of or treat of), unpleasant, disagreeable

  8. tender(v. a.)

    offer, proffer, present, volunteer

  9. tender(n.)


  10. tender(n.)

    offer, proffer, proposal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tender(a)

    delicate, fragile, sensitive, susceptible, pathetic, touching, plaintive, sympathetic, pitiful, compassionate, kind

    tough, strong

  2. tender(n)

    attendant, offer, proposal, overture, proposition

  3. tender(v)

    offer, present, proffer, propose

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  1. tender

How to use tender in a sentence?

  1. Marie Louise De La Ramee:

    Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.

  2. John Owen:

    But this is the second work of the law when it hath by its convictions brought the sinner into a condition of a sense of guilt which he cannot avoid, -- nor will anything tender him relief, which way so ever he lose, for he is in a desert, -- it represents unto him the holiness and severity of God, with his indignation and wrath against sin which have a resemblance of a consuming fire. This fills his heart with dread and terror and makes him see his miserable, undone condition.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Love piercing eternity My true love for you pierces the universe and eternity. In all the great darkness of solitude, all of it is from the shadows of people, past, present and future, all of them are just shadows compared to you, you sanctify yourself of darkness, you are the flame of my sincere love and passion, and in all this darkness of egoism I see only you - it is infinitely beautiful, sensual and erotic magic of temptation. Too much juicy, too much sweet, sweeter than ever, too, unbearably beautiful and lovely as wondrous relaxing tantric sex music of temptation, dance of lust. Beauty is so picturesquely painted in the sultry hue of hot sexuality, it raises the temperature of my body, soul, consciousness and incredibly high limit, which creates a burn in my soul and heart, like sensual sex in a sauna. The goddess, who collected all horny and love likes of my heart, in the head only one emotion of admiration, delight. Your beauty is of the highest quality, the poetic aesthetics of erotic romance, highly detailed in small details, the delicate ideal divine appearance is the highest art. You are supernatural sexy, beyond beautiful. Your sexy dark skin has conquered my heart. Leather is like a black gem. You are great and beautiful. Juicy, black skin, you are so beautiful that you want to bow down. Your beautiful juicy dark skin, burning predator's passion that stole my heart, in me is the cult of your beauty and personality in general, I worship your beauty, I am the best a fan of your appearance and soul. Your ideally black skin is truly, luxury, royal skin color, too much sweet sugar, when I caress your body, I have a huge amount of endorphins in my soul, you like strong stimulating coffee on a sleepy morning. Your skin is the color of sweet sex from which you can hear the groans of pleasure and orgasm, the sweetest music in the world, the colors of a very hot night of passion and lust. Thoughts about you are my only porn erotic fetish of romance in my mind, since I am obsessed with you. None of your vile deeds can break my heart, my love for you is stronger than hurt, guilt, treason, I love you even if you do not love me and despise you, you feel disgust for me, because my love is stronger for you than your hatred and disgust is stronger than any dependence and obsession you are the one about which I will dream and wait forever. In your arms, I’m supposedly in the arms of a fulfilled dream of my life, happiness itself kisses and kisses me — it’s so cool and cool — it’s just the highest fly of joy, I have so much sincere happiness that it’s hard for me to breathe, talk, think. Having sex with you is immersion in the infinite beauty of your soul and body. Your body is a powerful exciter, all my memory is filled with you, you fill me with your image. You are so much too much Shocking sexy, my every word is a tender kiss of love, I kiss and caress your soul, mind, heart, your hot, ardent, sultry skin color just breathtaking. I fanatically adore your beauty, every second is filled with the powerful force of love and this only increases with time. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Henri Nouwen:

    When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

  5. Anita Loos:

    If we have to tell Hollywood good-by, it may be with one of those tender, old-fashioned, seven-second kisses exchanged between two people of the opposite sex, with all their clothes on.

Translations for tender

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غضArabic
  • tendreCatalan, Valencian
  • něžnýCzech
  • mør, øm, forsyningsskib, tenderDanish
  • zart, liebevoll, lieb, zärtlich, empfindlichGerman
  • esquife, oferta, dolorido, tierno, [[vagón]] [[nodriza]], propuesta, cariñoso, ofrecerSpanish
  • تردPersian
  • tenderi, hellä, esittää, tarjota, arka, maksuväline, aristava, emälaiva, tarjous, yhteysvene, mureaFinnish
  • tendre, offreFrench
  • grámhar, mínIrish
  • presentare, fare una offerta, soffice, dare, offrire, offerta, morbido, tender, valuta, dolce, scialuppa, moneta, [[gara]] d’[[appalto]], tenero, sottoporre, sensibile, carino, tenera, battere, delicatoItalian
  • מִכרָזHebrew
  • 過敏, 柔らかい, 炭水車, 優しいJapanese
  • 연한Korean
  • tenerLatin
  • zaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • mateoha, pāwera, tono, tāngohengoheMāori
  • betalingsmiddel, tilbud, anbudNorwegian
  • zacht, betalingsmiddel, bod, lief, tender, gevoelig, aanbieden, mals, biedenDutch
  • tender, środek płatniczy, oferta, przetargowy, delikatnyPolish
  • tenro, terno, tênder, macioPortuguese
  • dulce, gentil, iubitRomanian
  • уязвимый, предлагать, нежный, ласковый, тендер, [[платёжный, чувствительный, [[плавучий, предложениеRussian
  • öm, mör, ljuv, erbjudaSwedish
  • లేతTelugu
  • mềmVietnamese

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