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Adjective
Lacking bodily or structural strength
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“All tender plants need to be kept in a frost-free greenhouse or in a cool place indoors.”
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Young or immature in age
“He has collected a wealth of happy memories since he joined the team at the tender age of 15.”
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Inexperienced or vulnerable, typically due to one's youth
“In an act of self-sacrifice, she grasps the sword of the executioner in an attempt, by wounding herself, to save from his cruel hands the tender young child she holds to her breast.”
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Gentle, kind or affectionate in manner or behavior
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“There once lived a beautiful young girl. I say beautiful because she had a tender soul. Her spirit was pure.”
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Showing gentleness, kindness, and affection
“She stretches out her arms, beckoning for him to join in a tender embrace.”
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Provoking strong emotions
“This tender story about a raccoon that doesn't want to go to school resonates with children's lives and family rituals.”
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Suggestive of lustful or amorous intentions
“His gaze moved over her in a tender caress, watching the way her hair was blowing across her shoulders in a shining tumble of red gold.”
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Not harsh in nature or effect
“They have a tender approach to the sensitive heather flowers, humming a sweet, persuasive song whilst tentatively stroking the bell-like petals to seek admittance.”
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Painful when touched
“Changing the dressing on my war wounds was as good a way as any to judge a nurse, for my wounds were tender and sore in the extreme.”
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Requiring tact or careful handling
“His bluster was utterly inappropriate for what was already a very tender and awkward situation.”
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(of food) Easy to chew
“The tender lamb, with its slight edge of gaminess, is a perfect match for the meaty smokiness of the eggplant.”
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Inclined to sob
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Having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women
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Relaxed or leisurely
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Overly sensitive to criticism
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Serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Languishing or longing
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Feeling or expressing great anger
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Having reached maturity
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Having a melodious or harmonious sound
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Succulent or full of juice(s)
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Delicious and pleasing to taste
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Full of emotion and vigor
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Capable of being defeated or overcome
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Healthy and ageing gracefully
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(of a person) Easily influenced by feelings or emotions
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Thoroughly cooked
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Of or full of expression
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Extremely beautiful and delicate
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Of or resembling silk, especially in being soft, fine, and lustrous
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Susceptible to being attacked or compromised
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Not hard or firm to touch
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Undemanding and easily executed
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An offer to carry out work or make a purchase
“When Thomson Directories submitted their tender for the GPO contract, they proposed a drastic revision of the 154 telephone directories in Britain.”
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A means of payment, such as currency
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“Its value would depend on its being made legal tender, and that use as legal tender would be better fulfilled by paper money.”
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A formal request submitted to an authority, institution, or organization
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The act of presenting or submitting a formal or official document
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Person who produces crops, raises animals
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Keeper
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A ship
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A person employed to provide a service to the public in a particular place
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To put forward for consideration or acceptance
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“She stated at the end that she would have no option but to tender her resignation with immediate effect.”
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Make a formal written offer to carry out work or make a purchase
“A joint venture company was formed specifically to tender for the project.”
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To give or award something to someone, especially publicly or formally
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To yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
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Appoint to a job or position
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Admit defeat
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Adverb
In a tender or affectionate way
“Love me tender, love me sweet.”
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