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tenderadjective

 us   /ˈten·dər/

tender adjective (GENTLE)

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

tender adjective (PAINFUL)

easilyhurt; ​painful: My ​arm was very tender after the ​injection.

tender adjective (SOFT)

(of ​food) ​easilycut 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.

tenderverb [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 ​richestcontractever tendered to a ​baseballplayer.

tendernoun [C]

 us   /ˈten·dər/

tender noun [C] (OFFER)

a ​formaloffer, esp. to ​buy something
(Definition of tender from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tenderadjective

uk   /ˈten.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

tender adjective (GENTLE)

C2 gentle, ​loving, or ​kind: a tender ​look/​smile What you need is some tender lovingcare.

tender adjective (PAINFUL)

(of ​part of the ​body) ​painful, ​sore, or ​uncomfortable when ​touched: My ​arm was very tender after the ​injection.

tender adjective (SOFT)

C2 (of ​meat or ​vegetables) ​easy to ​cut or chew (= ​crush with the ​teeth): My ​steak was ​beautifully tender. Tender ​plants are ​easilydamaged by ​coldweather.

tender adjective (YOUNG)

C2 literary young: He was ​sent off to ​boardingschool at the tender age of seven.
tenderly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
tenderness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

tenderverb

uk   /ˈten.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
[I] If you tender for a ​job, you make a ​formaloffer to do it for a ​statedprice: Five ​companies have tendered for the ​hospitalcontract. [I] specialized finance & economics If you tender for something such as shares, you make a ​formaloffer to ​buy them for a ​statedprice. [T] formal to give or ​offer something: Please tender the ​exactfare. The ​healthminister has tendered her resignation (= has ​offered to ​leave her ​job).

tendernoun [C]

uk   /ˈten.dər/  us   /-dɚ/

tender noun [C] (OFFER)

mainly UK (US usually bid) a written or ​formaloffer to ​supplygoods or do a ​job for an ​agreedprice: The ​council has invited tenders for the ​buildingcontract. specialized finance & economics mainly UK (US usually bid) a written ​offer to ​buy or ​sell shares in a ​companyput sth out to tender UK If you put ​work out to tender, you ​askpeople to make ​offers to do it: Education ​departments in all the ​prisons are being put out to tender.

tender noun [C] (CONTAINER)

specialized engineering a ​vehicle used for ​transportingwater, ​wood, or ​coal, ​especially one that is ​pulled behind a ​railwayengine or used by the ​fireservice

tender noun [C] (BOAT)

specialized sailing a ​smallboat that is used for ​transportingpeople or ​goods from the ​land to a ​largerboat or from the ​largerboat to the ​land: The SS Nomadic was a tender to the ​ill-fatedliner, Titanic.

tender noun [C] (CHICKEN)

US a ​smallpiece of ​chickenbreastmeat, usually breaded and ​fried, or a ​cut of ​chicken from the tenderloin: chicken tenders
(Definition of tender from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "tender" - Business English Dictionary

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tendernoun

uk   us   /ˈtendər/
[C] COMMERCE a written or ​formaloffer to ​supplygoods or do a ​job for an ​agreedprice: receive a tender Competitive tenders must be received by 1 p.m.invite tenders (to do/for sth) Morocco is ​inviting tenders to ​build two wind ​farms.submit a tender (to do/for sth) The ​company said it will ​submit tenders to ​develop three ​oilfields in the ​area.
[C or U] COMMERCE a ​method of choosing the best ​company to ​supplygoods or do a ​job by ​asking several ​companies to make ​offers for the ​work: win a tender (for/to do sth) The ​companywon a tender to ​start an ​analoguecellularnetwork.put sth out to tender The ​drillingrights have been put out to tender.
[C] (also tender offer) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET an occasion when a ​companysells new ​shares to those who make ​offers for them above a particular ​lowestprice. The ​companycalculates the strikeprice (= ​finalprice to be ​paid) in relation to the ​totaldemand and the ​pricesoffered: All tenders above the ​strikeprice will be ​accepted. Shares in the ​insurancegroup will be ​sold through tenders. They made a cash tender of $15.50 ​pershare. The share tender was over-subscribed. If you ​buyshares in the ​retail tender ​offer, they will be ​free of ​transfercharges for up to 42 days after ​allocation.

tenderverb

uk   us   /ˈtendər/
[I or T] COMMERCE to make a ​formaloffer to ​supplygoods or do a ​job for an ​agreedprice: It will be better still if ​competitors in ​poor countries can tender successfully.tender to do sth The ​company is tendering to ​clean the Millennium Dome.tender for sth Next month ​companies will be ​invited to tender for a new ​internationaltelecommunicationssystem.
[I or T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to make a ​formaloffer to ​buy or ​sellshares at a ​statedprice: Unit ​holders are under no ​obligation to tender their ​shares. About 7 million of their ​shares had been tendered under the ​offer.tender sth to sb/sth The ​company tendered its ​shares to BP for 500p ​cash.tender into sth They gave ​securityholders an ​additionalopportunity to tender into the ​offer.
[T] formal to give or ​offer something: You will have no ​option but to tender your ​resignation. He tendered a ​deliverynote for ​signature. She tendered a ​plea of no contest.tender sth as sth A ​check was tendered as ​payment.
(Definition of tender from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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