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  1. [noun] something used as an official medium of payment
    Synonyms: legal

  2. [noun] someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    Synonyms: attendant, at

  3. [noun] a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    Synonyms: bid

  4. [noun] car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

  5. [noun] a boat for communication between ship and shore
    Synonyms: ship's boat, pinnace, cutter

  6. [noun] ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
    Synonyms: supply ship

  7. [verb] offer or present for acceptance

  8. [verb] propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
    Synonyms: offer, bid

  9. [verb] make a tender of; in legal settlements

  10. [verb] make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"
    Synonyms: ize, ise

  11. [adjective] given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

  12. [adjective] hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
    Synonyms: sensitive, sore

  13. [adjective] susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender age"
    Synonyms: vulnerable

  14. [adjective] having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
    Synonyms: affectionate, caring, fond, lovesome, warm

  15. [adjective] easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"

  16. [adjective] physically untoughened; "tender feet"
    Synonyms: untoughened

  17. [adjective] (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    Synonyms: crank, cranky, tippy

  18. [adjective] (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots"


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