Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tender

6 senses of tender

Sense 1
tender, legal tender, stamp -- (something that can be used as an official medium of payment)
       => medium of exchange, monetary system -- (anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region)

Sense 2
attendant, attender, tender -- (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)
       => assistant, helper, help, supporter -- (a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work")

Sense 3
bid, tender -- (a formal proposal to buy at a specified price)
       => offer, offering -- (something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds")

Sense 4
tender -- (car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water)
       => car, railcar, railway car, railroad car -- (a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails")

Sense 5
tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter -- (a boat for communication between ship and shore)
       => boat -- (a small vessel for travel on water)

Sense 6
tender, supply ship -- (ship that usually provides supplies to other ships)
       => ship -- (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tender

4 senses of tender

Sense 1
tender -- (offer or present for acceptance)
       => give, gift, present -- (give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

Sense 2
offer, bid, tender -- (propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting")

Sense 3
tender -- (make a tender of; in legal settlements)
       => offer, proffer -- (present for acceptance or rejection; "She offered us all a cold drink")

Sense 4
tender, tenderize, tenderise -- (make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj tender

8 senses of tender

Sense 1
tender (vs. tough) -- (given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother")

tough (vs. tender) -- (not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character")
        => hard-bitten, hard-boiled, pugnacious -- (tough and callous by virtue of experience)
        => tough-minded, unsentimental -- (facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination)

Sense 2
sensitive, sore, raw, tender -- (hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw")

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Sense 3
tender -- (young and immature; "at a tender age")

INDIRECT (VIA young) -> old -- ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?")

Sense 4
affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm -- (having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace")

INDIRECT (VIA loving) -> unloving -- (not giving or reciprocating affection)

Sense 5
tender (vs. tough) -- (easy to cut or chew; "tender beef")

tough (vs. tender) -- (resistant to cutting or chewing)
        => cartilaginous, gristly, rubbery -- (difficult to chew)
        => chewy -- (requiring much chewing)
        => coriaceous, leathered, leatherlike, leathery -- (resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable)
        => fibrous, sinewy, stringy, unchewable -- ((of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew)
        => hempen, fibrous -- (having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute)
        => tough-skinned -- (having a relatively tough outer covering)

Sense 6
tender (vs. tough), untoughened -- (physically untoughened; "tender feet")

tough (vs. tender), toughened -- (physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet")
        => calloused, callous, thickened -- (having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear; "calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands")
        => enured, inured, hardened -- (made tough by habitual exposure; "hardened fishermen"; "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd; "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett)
        => weather-beaten -- (tanned and coarsened from being outdoors; "a weather-beaten face")

Sense 7
crank, cranky, tender, tippy -- ((used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail)

INDIRECT (VIA unstable) -> stable -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")

Sense 8
tender -- ((of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots")

INDIRECT (VIA delicate) -> rugged -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

Similarity of adj tender

8 senses of tender

Sense 1
tender (vs. tough) -- (given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother")
       => protective -- (showing care; "a protective mother")
       => sentimental -- (given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality)
          Also See-> soft#2

Sense 2
sensitive, sore, raw, tender -- (hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw")
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

Sense 3
tender -- (young and immature; "at a tender age")
       => young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")

Sense 4
affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm -- (having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace")
       => loving (vs. unloving) -- (feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances")

Sense 5
tender (vs. tough) -- (easy to cut or chew; "tender beef")
       => chewable, cuttable -- (easy to cut or chew)
       => crisp, crispy -- (tender and brittle; "crisp potato chips")
       => flaky, flakey -- (made of or easily forming flakes)
       => tenderized, tenderised -- (made tender as by marinating or pounding; "tenderized meat")
          Also See-> edible#1, comestible#1, eatable#1

Sense 6
tender (vs. tough), untoughened -- (physically untoughened; "tender feet")
       => delicate, soft -- (easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin")
          Also See-> weak#1

Sense 7
crank, cranky, tender, tippy -- ((used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail)
       => unstable (vs. stable) -- (lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy")

Sense 8
tender -- ((of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; "tender green shoots")
       => delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

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