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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: tendre 'to hold out, offer', from Latin tendere; TEND

tender

2 verb
     
tender2
1 [transitive] formal to formally offer or show something to someone:
As company secretary, you must tender the proposal.
tender something to somebody
The seller has the right to keep the goods until payment is tendered to him.
Minton tendered her resignation on Friday.
2 [intransitive] British EnglishBBT to make a formal offer to do a job or provide goods or services for a particular price [= bid American English]
tender for
We are unable to tender competitively for the contract.
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