The end of this story is that he has tendered his resignation.
The crown was tendered by them to Prince John of Saxony, who declined it.
And he extricated a five dollar bill from his diminishing bankroll and tendered it.
With elaborate circumlocution they expressed regrets, and 'tendered kindest remembrance and best wishes.'
Perceiving his difficulty, I tendered my assistance to him at once, which he accepted.
At Titusville, a banquet was tendered the minstrels by the landlord of the hotel.
Unobtrusively offered,—tendered with a due delicacy and reserve?
I tendered the others, and they were all pronounced to be bad—valueless.
The delegate drew a worn wallet from his pocket, extracted a paper, and tendered it.
No, monsignor, he has only tendered me his thanks for having accompanied him to Butintro, nothing else.
"soft, easily injured," early 13c., from Old French tendre "soft, delicate, tender" (11c.), from Latin tenerem (nominative tener) "soft, delicate, of tender age," from PIE *ten- "stretch" (see tenet). Meaning "kind, affectionate, loving" first recorded c.1300. Meaning "having the delicacy of youth, immature" is attested from early 14c. Tender-hearted first recorded 1530s.
"to offer formally," 1540s, from Middle French tendre "to offer, hold forth" (11c.), from Latin tendere "to stretch, extend" (see tenet). The retention of the ending of the French infinitive is unusual. The noun meaning "formal offer" is from 1540s; specific sense of "money that may be legally offered as payment" is from 1740.
"person who tends another," late 15c., probably an agent noun formed from Middle English tenden "attend to" (see tend (2)); later extended to locomotive engineers (1825) and barmen (1883). The meaning "small boat used to attend larger ones" first recorded 1670s.
tender ten·der (těn'dər)
adj. ten·der·er, ten·der·est
Easily crushed or bruised; fragile.
Easily hurt; sensitive.