Tendering Anxiety. When ships anchor, passengers are "tendered" to shore on tender boats. Tendering usually involves a shorter stop time because ships – even large cruise ships – can shift.
Define tendered. tendered synonyms, tendered pronunciation, tendered translation, English dictionary definition of tendered. adj. ten·der·er , ten·der·est 1. a. Easily crushed or bruised; fragile: a tender petal.