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tender

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 easily injured without careful handling
  • a tender wound
  • tender plants that cannot take the cold
  • tender pride that got bruised when his girlfriend dumped him

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3 having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others
  • an especially tender teacher who loves having kids with special educational needs in her class

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5 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect
  • his tender comments on how to improve her writing style were gratefully received

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tender

noun

Synonyms of tender (Entry 2 of 3)

something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment
  • money from that board game is not legal tender and can't be exchanged for goods or services

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tender

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of tender (Entry 3 of 3)

to put before another for acceptance or consideration
  • the coach tendered his resignation and started a new career as a physical therapist

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The first known use of tender was in the 13th century

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“Tender.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tender. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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