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Synonyms for tenderˈtɛn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tender, legal tender, stamp(noun)

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

    Synonyms:
    seal, ship's boat, pestle, postage, pinnace, attendant, mould, revenue stamp, cast, mold, tender, cutter, bid, postage stamp, attender, supply ship, legal tender, stamp, impression

    Antonyms:
    unchewable, gristly, coriaceous, hardened, leathery, leatherlike, thickened, painless, fibrous, pugnacious, tough, weather-beaten, rugged, calloused, hard-bitten, old, hard-boiled, tough-skinned, inured, unsentimental, chewy, stringy, sinewy, rubbery, leathered, callous, cartilaginous, hempen, toughened, stable, enured, tough-minded, unloving

  2. attendant, attender, tender(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    cutter, ship's boat, pinnace, meeter, legal tender, bid, accompaniment, co-occurrence, listener, tender, attendee, hearer, attender, auditor, concomitant, stamp, attendant, supply ship

    Antonyms:
    enured, gristly, leathery, inured, unloving, tough, leatherlike, hard-boiled, toughened, sinewy, stringy, coriaceous, leathered, rubbery, hard-bitten, hempen, unchewable, tough-skinned, hardened, fibrous, old, pugnacious, calloused, cartilaginous, painless, unsentimental, tough-minded, thickened, weather-beaten, rugged, stable, chewy, callous

  3. bid, tender(noun)

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

    Synonyms:
    play, bidding, bid, command, tender, supply ship, pinnace, attender, cutter, ship's boat, stamp, dictation, attendant, legal tender

    Antonyms:
    hard-boiled, old, tough-skinned, hempen, fibrous, calloused, pugnacious, coriaceous, unloving, unchewable, hardened, thickened, unsentimental, tough, hard-bitten, inured, rubbery, enured, toughened, cartilaginous, weather-beaten, leatherlike, stringy, sinewy, painless, chewy, rugged, gristly, stable, tough-minded, leathery, callous, leathered

  4. tender(noun)

    car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

    Synonyms:
    bid, ship's boat, pinnace, attender, cutter, supply ship, stamp, attendant, legal tender

    Antonyms:
    tough, fibrous, rugged, tough-minded, enured, thickened, weather-beaten, calloused, unsentimental, leatherlike, tough-skinned, hempen, stable, toughened, sinewy, hard-bitten, pugnacious, gristly, chewy, unloving, leathery, stringy, inured, leathered, hard-boiled, unchewable, painless, rubbery, callous, old, coriaceous, cartilaginous, hardened

  5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter(noun)

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

    Synonyms:
    tender, bid, ship's boat, cutting tool, pinnace, attender, cutter, supply ship, stamp, stonecutter, attendant, cutlery, carver, legal tender

    Antonyms:
    hempen, unloving, tough, painless, pugnacious, unsentimental, cartilaginous, leatherlike, stringy, rugged, callous, stable, unchewable, leathery, calloused, hardened, rubbery, tough-skinned, chewy, weather-beaten, inured, hard-bitten, old, enured, fibrous, gristly, hard-boiled, leathered, thickened, toughened, tough-minded, coriaceous, sinewy

  6. tender, supply ship(adj)

    ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

    Synonyms:
    tender, bid, ship's boat, pinnace, attender, cutter, supply ship, stamp, attendant, legal tender

    Antonyms:
    leatherlike, toughened, tough, leathery, fibrous, inured, leathered, hard-boiled, sinewy, rubbery, pugnacious, thickened, calloused, weather-beaten, enured, rugged, hempen, tough-minded, unchewable, stable, cartilaginous, gristly, unsentimental, hard-bitten, hardened, painless, callous, old, stringy, tough-skinned, chewy, unloving, coriaceous

  7. tender(adj)

    given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

    Synonyms:
    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    Antonyms:
    tough-skinned, cartilaginous, callous, toughened, rugged, fibrous, stable, hempen, weather-beaten, leatherlike, calloused, unsentimental, hard-bitten, pugnacious, rubbery, sinewy, chewy, stringy, gristly, leathery, thickened, old, tough, unloving, unchewable, coriaceous, inured, leathered, tough-minded, hard-boiled, enured, painless, hardened

  8. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

    Synonyms:
    stark naked, sensitive, tender, bare-assed, new, sore, fond, cranky, crank, raw, warm, naked as a jaybird, unsanded, natural, peeled, in the altogether, painful, cutting, in the raw, affectionate, crude, mad, tippy, afflictive, bare-ass, raw(a), rude(a), naked, bleak, huffy, lovesome, sensible, untoughened, in the buff

    Antonyms:
    stable, coriaceous, toughened, painless, gristly, tough-minded, pugnacious, fibrous, leathery, unloving, rugged, tough-skinned, leathered, stringy, enured, hard-boiled, rubbery, hempen, cartilaginous, tough, hardened, thickened, inured, unsentimental, leatherlike, callous, old, unchewable, calloused, sinewy, hard-bitten, chewy, weather-beaten

  9. tender(adj)

    young and immature

    "at a tender age"

    Synonyms:
    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    Antonyms:
    leathered, fibrous, enured, stable, sinewy, cartilaginous, inured, calloused, hard-boiled, old, unchewable, chewy, painless, hard-bitten, hardened, unloving, rubbery, gristly, unsentimental, tough-skinned, coriaceous, leathery, tough, rugged, thickened, hempen, weather-beaten, leatherlike, toughened, stringy, tough-minded, pugnacious, callous

  10. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm(adj)

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

    Synonyms:
    crank, fond, tender, sensitive, adoring, partial(p), doting, untoughened, fond(p), raw, quick, lovesome, ardent, warm, tippy, cranky, sore, affectionate, strong

    Antonyms:
    fibrous, hempen, enured, gristly, calloused, tough, leathery, hard-bitten, leathered, callous, hardened, tough-minded, unchewable, rubbery, pugnacious, hard-boiled, stringy, sinewy, old, tough-skinned, thickened, painless, rugged, chewy, stable, inured, weather-beaten, toughened, unloving, cartilaginous, leatherlike, coriaceous, unsentimental

  11. tender(adj)

    easy to cut or chew

    "tender beef"

    Synonyms:
    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    Antonyms:
    unsentimental, fibrous, chewy, gristly, sinewy, pugnacious, painless, hardened, rubbery, enured, hard-boiled, hempen, inured, rugged, toughened, leathered, tough, coriaceous, thickened, stable, callous, unloving, leatherlike, stringy, calloused, old, tough-skinned, cartilaginous, tough-minded, unchewable, leathery, hard-bitten, weather-beaten

  12. tender, untoughened(adj)

    physically untoughened

    "tender feet"

    Synonyms:
    tender, sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    Antonyms:
    pugnacious, callous, hardened, painless, leathery, sinewy, hard-boiled, leathered, enured, leatherlike, coriaceous, old, chewy, tough-skinned, toughened, cartilaginous, tough-minded, rubbery, stringy, tough, weather-beaten, thickened, fibrous, unloving, stable, rugged, hard-bitten, gristly, calloused, hempen, unchewable, unsentimental, inured

  13. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    untoughened, pettish, crank, peckish, petulant, tender, sensitive, fond, peevish, tetchy, irritable, warm, raw, fractious, nettlesome, scratchy, techy, tippy, cranky, sore, affectionate, lovesome, testy

    Antonyms:
    thickened, leathery, toughened, hard-boiled, chewy, tough, unchewable, leathered, rugged, unloving, leatherlike, inured, unsentimental, weather-beaten, stable, cartilaginous, callous, coriaceous, hempen, sinewy, painless, pugnacious, stringy, enured, hardened, rubbery, old, calloused, tough-skinned, hard-bitten, gristly, tough-minded, fibrous

  14. tender(verb)

    (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

    "tender green shoots"

    Synonyms:
    sensitive, crank, cranky, lovesome, warm, raw, fond, tippy, affectionate, sore, untoughened

    Antonyms:
    old, hardened, fibrous, leathered, tough, unchewable, leatherlike, rubbery, stringy, unsentimental, unloving, gristly, callous, inured, tough-minded, thickened, hard-boiled, painless, hard-bitten, hempen, stable, weather-beaten, calloused, tough-skinned, pugnacious, rugged, toughened, leathery, coriaceous, cartilaginous, sinewy, enured, chewy

  15. tender(verb)

    offer or present for acceptance

    Synonyms:
    bid, tenderize, tenderise, offer

    Antonyms:
    tough, rubbery, painless, inured, leathery, hardened, stable, sinewy, fibrous, thickened, unsentimental, hempen, enured, coriaceous, gristly, old, unloving, hard-bitten, pugnacious, toughened, weather-beaten, calloused, hard-boiled, rugged, callous, stringy, tough-minded, unchewable, chewy, cartilaginous, leathered, leatherlike, tough-skinned

  16. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

    Synonyms:
    declare oneself, tenderize, put up, tender, pop the question, entreat, press, beseech, tenderise, conjure, offer up, propose, offer, extend, wish, call, proffer, bid, adjure, provide, volunteer, invite

    Antonyms:
    fibrous, unchewable, callous, hardened, tough, pugnacious, hempen, calloused, rugged, toughened, unloving, tough-minded, cartilaginous, hard-bitten, stable, leatherlike, chewy, tough-skinned, leathered, leathery, painless, hard-boiled, unsentimental, stringy, thickened, rubbery, old, weather-beaten, enured, inured, coriaceous, sinewy, gristly

  17. tender(verb)

    make a tender of; in legal settlements

    Synonyms:
    bid, tenderize, tenderise, offer

    Antonyms:
    tough, inured, unsentimental, leathery, leathered, weather-beaten, gristly, pugnacious, leatherlike, calloused, stringy, cartilaginous, fibrous, enured, hempen, rugged, toughened, tough-minded, thickened, callous, painless, old, hardened, coriaceous, unchewable, hard-bitten, sinewy, hard-boiled, stable, chewy, unloving, tough-skinned, rubbery

  18. tender, tenderize, tenderise(verb)

    make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

    "tenderize meat"

    Synonyms:
    bid, tenderize, tender, tenderise, offer

    Antonyms:
    hardened, sinewy, cartilaginous, weather-beaten, leatherlike, hard-bitten, unchewable, stringy, toughened, unsentimental, painless, chewy, leathered, unloving, fibrous, callous, thickened, hard-boiled, tough, rugged, pugnacious, gristly, calloused, old, leathery, tough-minded, coriaceous, enured, tough-skinned, stable, inured, rubbery, hempen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tender

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    Synonyms:
    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, well-disposed

    Antonyms:
    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    soft, delicate, not firm

  2. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, feeble, young, infantile, youthful, not strong

  3. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    effeminate, feminine, womanly, not hardy, not robust

  4. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sensitive, easily pained

  5. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, kind, affectionate, sympathetic, pitiful, merciful, lenient, mild, tender-hearted

  6. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pathetic, affecting, touching

  7. tender(a.)

    Synonyms:
    painful (to speak of or treat of), unpleasant, disagreeable

  8. tender(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    offer, proffer, present, volunteer

  9. tender(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attendant

  10. tender(n.)

    Synonyms:
    offer, proffer, proposal


Translations for tender

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غضArabic
  • tendreCatalan, Valencian
  • něžnýCzech
  • mør, øm, forsyningsskib, tenderDanish
  • zart, liebevoll, lieb, zärtlich, empfindlichGerman
  • esquife, oferta, dolorido, tierno, [[vagón]] [[nodriza]], propuesta, cariñoso, ofrecerSpanish
  • تردPersian
  • tenderi, hellä, esittää, tarjota, arka, maksuväline, aristava, emälaiva, tarjous, yhteysvene, mureaFinnish
  • tendre, offreFrench
  • grámhar, mínIrish
  • presentare, fare una offerta, soffice, dare, offrire, offerta, morbido, tender, valuta, dolce, scialuppa, moneta, [[gara]] d’[[appalto]], tenero, sottoporre, sensibile, carino, tenera, battere, delicatoItalian
  • מִכרָזHebrew
  • 過敏, 柔らかい, 炭水車, 優しいJapanese
  • 연한Korean
  • tenerLatin
  • zaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • mateoha, pāwera, tono, tāngohengoheMāori
  • betalingsmiddel, tilbud, anbudNorwegian
  • zacht, betalingsmiddel, bod, lief, tender, gevoelig, aanbieden, mals, biedenDutch
  • tender, środek płatniczy, oferta, przetargowy, delikatnyPolish
  • tenro, terno, tênder, macioPortuguese
  • dulce, gentil, iubitRomanian
  • уязвимый, предлагать, нежный, ласковый, тендер, [[платёжный, чувствительный, [[плавучий, предложениеRussian
  • öm, mör, ljuv, erbjudaSwedish
  • లేతTelugu
  • mềmVietnamese

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