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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. Mary Caroline Richards:

    Our works and our play. All our pleasures experienced as the pleasure of love. What could be better that? To feel in one's work the tender and flushed substance of one's dearest concern.

  2. Linda Barnette:

    I told my supervisors a while back if it happened, I would tender my resignation, i had already decided in my heart that I could not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It’s my Christian belief. As a follower of Christ, I could not do it. The Bible teaches The Bible is contrary to His plan.

  3. Societe Generale analyst Andrew Holland:

    The disadvantage is that the buyback would have to be done as a tender offer, which would probably have to be at a premium to whatever ABI's shares trade on at the time.

  4. Daniel Sui:

    Customers like U.S. beef because it tastes juicy and tender, but Wolfgang's only sells around seven to eight pieces of U.S. imported beef steak each day, the limited supply is because the Chinese government bans feed additives and only 5 percent of U.S. beef is qualified for export.

  5. Hindu Drama:

    Who can tell Men?s hearts? The purest comprehend Such contradictions, and can blend The force to bear, the power to feel, The tender bud, the tempered steel.

Translations for tender

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  • 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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