Synonyms of tender


1. tender, legal tender, stamp, medium of exchange, monetary system

usage: something that can be used as an official medium of payment

2. attendant, attender, tender, assistant, helper, help, supporter

usage: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

3. bid, tender, offer, offering

usage: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

4. tender, car, railcar, railway car, railroad car

usage: car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter, boat

usage: a boat for communication between ship and shore

6. tender, supply ship, ship

usage: ship that usually provides supplies to other ships


1. tender, give, gift, present

usage: offer or present for acceptance

2. offer, bid, tender

usage: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

3. tender, offer, proffer

usage: make a tender of; in legal settlements

4. tender, tenderize, tenderise, change, alter, modify

usage: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"


1. tender (vs. tough), protective, sentimental, soft

usage: given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

2. sensitive, sore, raw, tender, painful (vs. painless)

usage: hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"

3. tender, young (vs. old), immature

usage: young and immature; "at a tender age"

4. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm, loving (vs. unloving)

usage: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

5. tender (vs. tough), chewable, cuttable, crisp, crispy, flaky, flakey, tenderized, tenderised, edible#1, comestible#1, eatable

usage: easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"

6. tender (vs. tough), untoughened, delicate, soft, weak

usage: physically untoughened; "tender feet"

7. crank, cranky, tender, tippy, unstable (vs. stable)

usage: (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

8. tender, delicate (vs. rugged)

usage: (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"

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Definition and meaning of tender (Dictionary)