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British English: /ˈtɛndə/
American English: /ˈtɛndər/

Translation of tender in French:


  • 2 (Railways)
    tender (m)
  • 4 (fire engine)
    camion (m) de pompiers
  • 5 (Economy, Finance) to put work/a contract out to tender
    mettre un ouvrage/contrat en adjudication
    to put in ou make a tender for a contract
    soumissionner à une adjudication
    to invite tenders
    faire un appel d'offres
    to sell by tender
    vendre par adjudication


  • 2 (loving)
    (kiss, love, smile)
    tender care she needs tender loving care
    elle a besoin d'être dorlotée
    to leave somebody to the tender mercies of the jury [ironic]
    abandonner quelqu'un aux mains sévères du jury
  • 4 [literary] (young) at the tender age of two
    à l'âge tendre de deux ans
    a child of tender years
    un enfant dans la tendresse de l'âge

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • to tender for a contract
    soumissionner à une adjudication
    an invitation to tender
    un appel d'offres
    to offer a contract for tender
    faire un appel d'offres pour un contrat
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