"tenders" in the noun sense
1. tender, legal tender, stamp
something that can be used as an official medium of payment
2. attendant, attender, tender
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
3. bid, tender
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter
a boat for communication between ship and shore
6. tender, supply ship
ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
"tenders" in the verb sense
offer or present for acceptance
2. offer, bid, tender
propose a payment
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
make a tender of in legal settlements
4. tender, tenderize, tenderise
make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
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