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  Words related to tame

Related / Similar Words: chasten, subdue, domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tone down, moderate, meek, tamed

 

Definition:
  • correct by punishment or discipline;
  • make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog";
  • overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons";
  • adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil";
  • make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements";
  • flat and uninspiring;
  • very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes;
  • brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries";
  • very restrained or quiet; "a tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed";

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    See Also: tractable, manipulable, quiet

     

    Hyponyms: break in, break

     

    Grouped Verbs: domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim

     

    Attributes: tameness, domestication

     

    Derivational Morphology: tamer, naturalization, naturalisation, moderation, moderateness

     

    Anagrams: mate, meat, team

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 馴服的   Dutch: tam  
    Finnish: kesy   French: domestique  
    German: zahm   Hungarian: szelíd  
    Italian: addomesticato   Japanese: なれた  
    Korean: 길들인   Portuguese: domesticado  
    Russian: приручённый   Spanish: domesticado  
    Swedish: tam   Telugu: మచ్చిక  
     
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