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- Tender as a Noun
- Definitions of "Tender" as a noun
- Synonyms of "Tender" as a noun (8 Words)
- Tender as a Verb
- Definitions of "Tender" as a verb
- Synonyms of "Tender" as a verb (4 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Tender" as a verb
- Tender as an Adjective
- Definitions of "Tender" as an adjective
- Synonyms of "Tender" as an adjective (57 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Tender" as an adjective
- Associations of "Tender" (30 Words)
The synonyms of “Tender” are: untoughened, raw, sensitive, sore, affectionate, fond, lovesome, crank, cranky, tippy, caring, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, compassionate, sympathetic, warm, feeling, fatherly, motherly, maternal, gentle, mild, benevolent, generous, giving, humane, loving, emotional, soft, romantic, sentimental, emotive, touching, moving, poignant, evocative, not tough, chewable, edible, eatable, painful, inflamed, red, chafed, delicate, fragile, breakable, frail, difficult, tricky, awkward, problematic, troublesome, ticklish, young, youthful, attendant, attender, stamp, cutter, pinnace, ship's boat, bid, supply ship, offer, tenderise, tenderize
Tender as a Noun
Definitions of "Tender" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “tender” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
- Someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another.
- Ship that usually provides supplies to other ships.
- Something that can be used as an official medium of payment.
- Car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water.
- A boat for communication between ship and shore.
Synonyms of "Tender" as a noun (8 Words)
|attendant||An assistant to an important person; a servant or courtier.|
A cloakroom attendant.
|attender||A person who is present and participates in a meeting.|
He was a regular attender at department meetings.
|bid||An attempt to get something.|
He made a bid to gain attention.
|cutter||A sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop.|
A one horse cutter parked in front of the barn.
|pinnace||A small boat, typically with sails and/or several oars, forming part of the equipment of a warship or other large vessel.|
|ship's boat||A dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce.|
|stamp||A mark or pattern made by a stamp especially one indicating official validation.|
The emperor gave them his stamp of approval.
|supply ship||Offering goods and services for sale.|
Tender as a Verb
Definitions of "Tender" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “tender” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Offer or present for acceptance.
- Make a tender of; in legal settlements.
- Propose a payment.
- Make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.
Synonyms of "Tender" as a verb (4 Words)
|bid||Make a statement during the auction undertaking to make a certain number of tricks with a stated suit as trumps if the bid is successful and one becomes the declarer.|
|tenderise||Make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.|
|tenderize||Make tender or more tender as by marinating pounding or applying a tenderizer.|
Marinading will add spice and also tenderize the meat.
Usage Examples of "Tender" as a verb
- Tenderize meat.
Tender as an Adjective
Definitions of "Tender" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “tender” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition.
- (of a plant) easily injured by severe weather and therefore needing protection.
- (of a ship) leaning or readily inclined to roll in response to the wind.
- Requiring tact or careful handling.
- Showing gentleness, kindness, and affection.
- Young, inexperienced, or vulnerable.
- Physically untoughened.
- Solicitous of.
- Having or displaying warmth or affection.
- Easy to cut or chew.
- (of food) easy to cut or chew; not tough.
- Not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition.
- Inclined to heel over easily under sail.
- (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.
- Given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality.
- Young and immature.
- (of a part of the body) sensitive to pain.
Synonyms of "Tender" as an adjective (57 Words)
|awkward||Not elegant or graceful in expression.|
Awkward and reserved at parties.
|benevolent||(of an organization) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose.|
A benevolent contributor.
|breakable||Capable of being broken or damaged.|
Breakable articles should be packed carefully.
|caring||Displaying kindness and concern for others.|
A caring and invaluable friend.
|chafed||Painful from having the skin abraded.|
|chewable||Able to be chewed or cut.|
|compassionate||Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.|
Heard the soft and compassionate voices of women.
|crank||(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.|
|cranky||(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.|
A cranky scheme to pipe ground level ozone into the stratosphere.
|delicate||Of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely.|
His delicate health.
|difficult||Needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand.|
|eatable||Fit to be consumed as food.|
|edible||Suitable for use as food.|
The dinner was barely edible.
|emotional||Relating to a person’s emotions.|
He was a strongly emotional young man.
|emotive||Expressing a person’s feelings rather than being neutrally descriptive.|
The issue has proved highly emotive.
|evocative||Serving to bring to mind- Wilder Hobson.|
Powerfully evocative lyrics.
|fatherly||Like or befitting a father or fatherhood; kind and protective.|
He gave me such a kind and fatherly look.
|feeling||Showing emotion or sensitivity.|
She was a feeling child.
|fond||Having an affection or liking for.|
I have very fond memories of Oxford.
|fragile||Easily destroyed or threatened.|
Fragile old bones.
|frail||Easily broken or damaged or destroyed.|
An invalid s frail body.
|generous||Showing a readiness to give more of something, especially money, than is strictly necessary or expected.|
A generous benefactor to the University.
|gentle||(of a person) noble or having the qualities attributed to noble birth; courteous and chivalrous.|
A vein of gentle irony.
|giving||Given or giving freely.|
Saturday s child is loving and giving.
|humane||Marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering.|
A humane education.
|inflamed||(of a part of the body) red or swollen as a result of inflammation.|
Eyes inflamed with crying.
|kind||Agreeable, conducive to comfort.|
Our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke.
|kind-hearted||Having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition.|
|kindly||Showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity.|
|lovesome||Lovely or lovable.|
|loving||Feeling or showing love or great care.|
Her music loving son.
|maternal||Characteristic of a mother- Dorothy Sayers.|
My maternal grandfather.
|mild||Mild and pleasant.|
She was implacable despite her mild exterior.
|motherly||Of, resembling, or characteristic of a mother, especially in being caring, protective, and kind.|
She held both her arms wide in a gesture of motherly love.
|moving||Arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion.|
The moving parts of the machine.
|not tough||Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe.|
|painful||Causing physical pain.|
A painful experience.
|poignant||Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.|
Poignant grief cannot endure forever.
|problematic||Open to doubt or debate.|
If you ever get married which seems to be extremely problematic.
|raw||(of a person’s nerves) very sensitive.|
They were replaced by raw recruits.
|red||Of a people having reddish skin.|
A red Xhosa wife spends several years in her mother in law s homestead.
|romantic||Relating to or denoting the artistic and literary movement of romanticism.|
A romantic candlelit dinner.
A mimosa s leaves are sensitive to touch.
|sentimental||Given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality.|
She felt a sentimental attachment to the place creep over her.
|soft||Used chiefly as a direction or description in music soft in a quiet subdued tone.|
Candidates ranging from far right to soft left.
|sore||Suffering pain from a part of one’s body.|
He was sore from the long ride.
|sympathetic||Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system.|
He was sympathetic to evolutionary ideas.
|ticklish||(of a person) easily upset.|
Her skill in evading ticklish questions.
|tippy||(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.|
They crossed the water in tippy canoes.
His gratitude was simple and touching.
|tricky||Not to be trusted- James Agee.|
|troublesome||Difficult to deal with.|
Schools are removing troublesome pupils.
|warm||Inducing the impression of warmth used especially of reds and oranges and yellows when referring to color.|
A warm climate.
|young||Used to denote the younger of two people of the same name.|
Hugh Magnus Macleod younger of Macleod.
|youthful||Young or seeming young.|
Usage Examples of "Tender" as an adjective
- A tender smile.
- Be tender of a lady's reputation.
- Tender loving care.
- Tender beef.
- Tender green beans.
- Tender memories.
- A tender heart.
- He started sailing at the tender age of ten.
- Tender green shoots.
- The pale, tender skin of her forearm.
- He was being so kind and tender.
- At a tender age.
- Pelargoniums are colourful but tender plants.
- A tender mother.
- A tender glance.
- The tender spot on his jaw.
- She covered his face with tender kisses.
- Tender feet.
- The issue of conscription was a particularly tender one.
Associations of "Tender" (30 Words)
His affectionate nature.
|amiable||Diffusing warmth and friendliness.|
The amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically.
|balmy||Characterized by pleasantly warm weather.|
It used to drive my husband balmy.
|bathetic||Effusively or insincerely emotional.|
The movie manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic.
It is a very clement day.
|custody||Guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child.|
He is in the custody of police.
|dedicated||Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose.|
A dedicated high speed rail link from the Channel Tunnel.
|delicate||A delicate fabric or garment.|
|doting||Extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent.|
Deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain.
|enamored||Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness.|
Narcissus was a beautiful Greek youth who became enamored of his own reflection.
|gently||With only gradual inclines.|
Gently pat your skin dry.
|helmet||The arched upper part (galea) of the corolla in some flowers, especially those of the mint and orchid families.|
|kind||A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.|
Kind to sick patients.
|loving||Enjoying the specified activity or thing.|
|maudlin||Effusively or insincerely emotional.|
Maudlin expressions of sympathy.
|mawkish||Sentimental in an exaggerated or false way.|
A mawkish ode to parenthood.
|melodrama||The genre of melodrama.|
What little is known of his early life is cloaked in melodrama.
|merciful||Showing or giving mercy.|
William did not believe in being merciful to those who fought against him.
|mild||Mild and pleasant.|
Mild flulike symptoms.
|mottle||A spot or patch forming part of a mottled arrangement.|
The ship was not dull grey as distance had suggested but a mottle of khaki and black and olive green.
|offer||Present or proffer something for someone to accept or reject as desired.|
He offered his sympathy.
Grounds for preclusive intervention.
|preemptive||Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence.|
A preemptive business offer.
|protective||(usually followed by `of’) solicitously caring or mindful.|
|romantic||A writer or artist of the romantic movement.|
I am an incurable romantic.
|sentimental||Given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality.|
I m a sentimental old fool.
|tutelar||Providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding.|
|tutelary||Relating to protection or a guardian.|
The tutelary spirits of these regions.
|warm||Psychologically warm friendly and responsive.|
Her fair colouring suited soft warm shades.