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tender

adjective  us   /ˈten·dər/

tender adjective (GENTLE)

gentle, caring, or sympathetic: He gave her a tender kiss.

tender adjective (PAINFUL)

easily hurt; painful: My arm was very tender after the injection.

tender adjective (SOFT)

(of food) easily cut or chewed: My steak was juicy and tender.

tender adjective (YOUNG)

[not gradable] young and not experienced: At the tender age of 17, he joined the army.

tender

verb [T]  us   /ˈten·dər/

tender verb [T] (OFFER)

to offer something, usually in writing, or to make an offer in writing to do something: The Secretary wants to leave but has not yet tendered his resignation. This is the richest contract ever tendered to a baseball player.

tender

noun [C]  us   /ˈten·dər/

tender noun [C] (OFFER)

a formal offer, esp. to buy something
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