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tender
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 21
1. One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.
2. A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.
5. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract.
7. Regard; care; kind concern.
Part of Speech: superlative
1. Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.
4. Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic.
5. Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
7. Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain.
8. Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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