Crossword Genius

Tender acknowledgement that you have winning ways (4,5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'tender' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are verbs in their base form.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

I don't understand how the rest of the clue works.

Can you help me to learn more?

I've seen this clue in Evening Standard.