Tendering
Tender Ten"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tendering}.] [F. tendre to stretch, stretch out, reach, L. tendere. See {Tend} to move.] 1. (Law) To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt. [1913 Webster]

2. To offer in words; to present for acceptance. [1913 Webster]

You see how all conditions, how all minds, . . . tender down Their services to Lord Timon. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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