US: /ˈtɛndɝ/
UK: /tˈɛndɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

tender /'tendə/
  • tính từ
    • mềm
      • tender meat: thịt mềm
    • non
      • tender grass: cỏ non
      • to be of tender age: còn non trẻ
    • dịu, phơn phớt
      • tender green: màu lục dịu
    • mỏng mảnh, mảnh dẻ, yếu ớt
    • nhạy cảm, dễ cảm, dễ xúc động
      • a tender heart: trái tim dễ xúc động, tấm lòng nhạy cảm
    • dịu dàng, êm ái, mềm mỏng, dễ thương, dễ thương, âu yếm
      • a tender mother: bà mẹ dịu dàng
    • tế nhị, tinh vị, khó xử, khó nghĩ
      • a tender subject (question): một vấn đề tế nhị
      • a tender place (spot): điểm dễ làm chạm lòng
    • kỹ lưỡng, cẩn thận, thận trọng, giữ gìn; rụt rè, câu nệ
      • very tender of one's honour: rất thận trọng giữ gìn danh dự
  • danh từ
    • người trôn nom, người chăn, người giữ
    • toa than, toa nước (xe lửa)
    • (hàng hải) tàu liên lạc, xuống tiếp liệu
    • sự đề nghị, sự mời, sự yêu cầu
    • sự bỏ thầu
    • ngoại động từ
      • đề nghị, mời, yêu cầu, xin
        • to tender one's service: đề nghị xin được phục vụ
        • to tender one's resignation: đưa đơn xin từ chức
      • (pháp lý) bắt thề, bắt tuyên thệ
        • to tender an oath to someone: bắt người nào thề
      • bỏ thầu
        • to tender money: bỏ thầu tiền mặt
    • nội động từ
      • bỏ thầu
        • to tender for the construction of a bridge: bỏ thầu xây dựng một cái cầu

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, noun, verb
    + adjective (tenderer, tenderest)
    Help Note: more tender and most tender are also common
    1 kind, gentle and loving: tender words / looks / kisses + What he needs now is a lot of tender loving care (= sympathetic treatment).
    2 (of food) easy to bite through and cut: This meat is extremely tender. + Boil the beans until they are tender.
    Antonym: TOUGH
    3 (of part of the body) painful when you touch it
    Synonym: SORE
    My leg is still very tender where I banged it.
    4 easily hurt or damaged
    Synonym: DELICATE
    tender young plants
    tenderly adverb
    tenderness noun [U]
    Idioms: at a tender age
    at the tender age of ... used in connection with sb who is still young and does not have much experience: He left home at the tender age of 15. + She shouldn't be having to deal with problems like this at such a tender age.
    + noun
    1 a formal offer to supply goods or carry out work at a stated price
    Synonym: BID
    Cleaning and laundry services have been put out to tender (= companies have been asked to make offers to supply these services). + a competitive tender + A local firm submitted the lowest tender. + The bus comapny is inviting tenders for a number of new buses.
    2 a truck attached to a steam engine, carrying fuel and water
    3 a small boat, used for carrying people or goods between a larger boat and the shore
    + verb
    1 [V] ~ (for sth) to make a formal offer to supply goods or carry out work at a stated price: Local firms were invited to tender for the building contract. + competitive tendering
    2 [VN] ~ sth (to sb) (formal) to offer or give sth to sb: He has tendered his resignation to the Prime Minister.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    I adj.
    1 sensitive, delicate, fragile, frail, infirm, unstable, shaky, weak, feeble, unwell, sickly, ailing, unsound:
    His condition is still a bit too tender for him to go outside.
    2 chewable, edible, eatable, soft:
    The steak will become more tender if it is marinated.
    3 young, youthful, immature, juvenile, inexperienced, impressionable, vulnerable, green, new, raw, undeveloped, untrained, uninitiated, callow:
    At his tender age he could not have known about such things.
    4 sensitive, touchy, ticklish, dangerous, troublesome, provocative, difficult, tricky:
    Please avoid mentioning the wedding, it's a tender subject around here.
    5 gentle, soft, delicate, light, sensitive, soothing:
    Oh, how he yearned for her tender touch at his fevered brow.
    6 kind, kind-hearted, loving, affectionate, fond, gentle, mild, compassionate, considerate, humane, benevolent, sympathetic, feeling, thoughtful, soft-hearted, warm, caring, merciful, solicitous, tender-hearted, warm-hearted, good-natured:
    Wounded and helpless, he succumbed to the tender care of the nurses.
    7 touching, emotional, moving, stirring, soul-stirring, heart-rending, heartfelt, passionate, impassioned, impassionate, poignant, sentimental, mawkish, maudlin:
    Who could forget the tender scene as Cedric bade farewell to his mother and went off to war?
    8 sore, raw, painful, sensitive, inflamed; smarting, burning, hurting, aching, agonizing:
    This spot, right here, is so tender that it hurts just to think about it.
    9 loving, affectionate, amatory, amorous, adoring, romantic:
    They exchanged tender, knowing looks.
    II v.
    1 offer, proffer, present, propose, put forward, extend, hold out, submit, advance, put up, set before:
    Donald tendered his resignation yesterday. She has tendered the committee an excellent proposal.
    III n.
    2 offer, bid, presentation, proposal, proposition:
    The city is accepting tenders for the construction of a new bridge.
    3 currency, money, specie, (bank) notes, cash, bills; payment, compensation:
    Pound notes are no longer legal tender in England and Wales.
    IV n.
    1 dinghy, gig, skiff, launch, boat, row-boat or rowing-boat, jolly-boat:
    The yacht moved easily through the water towing a tender.
    2 wagon, truck, vehicle:
    The tender of Felix's toy train was filled with sweets for his birthday.

    Collocation dictionary


    highest, lowest | successful | competitive | open, private, public


    lodge, make, put in, submit | invite, put sth out to, seek
    The government invited tenders for a project to computerize the social security system. The laundry service was put out to competitive tender.
    | go out to
    The building of the new school will go out to tender.
    | win | lose | accept


    offer | document, list | price


    by ~
    The property is to be sold by tender.

    1 kind and loving


    be, feel, seem | become


    very | almost
    Her expression became soft, almost tender.
    | quite


    He felt tender and loving towards her.

    2 soft and easy to cut/bite


    be, seem | become


    beautifully, very
    This meat is beautifully tender.
    | just
    Boil the potatoes in salted water until just tender.
    | almost | quite

    3 painful when touched


    be, feel, look
    The back of my neck feels very tender.
    | become


    very | rather, slightly

    Concise English dictionary

    +something used as an official medium of payment
    +someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    +a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
    +car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
    +a boat for communication between ship and shore
    +ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
    +offer or present for acceptance
    +propose a payment
    +make a tender of; in legal settlements
    +make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    +given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
    +young and immature
    +having or displaying warmth or affection
    +easy to cut or chew
    +physically untoughened
    +(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
    +(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition