tender (something) for (something)
1. To offer or submit something valuable in exchange for something owed. The directors of the company are being forced to tender their shares for the company's outstanding debts.
2. To offer something in a formal capacity for some specific purpose. Her lawyers have tendered a copy of the will for the judge to consider.
3. To make a formal commercial offer for something. The government is seeking to tender a contract for the supply of sub-dermal tracking devices for all livestock.
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tender something for something
to offer something (of value) for something. The shareholders were asked to tender one of their shares for two of the offering company's. I decided not to tender my shares.
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