Dictionary Results for taming


1. tame - verb

· correct by punishment or discipline

Synonym(s): chasten, subdue

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




2. tame - verb

· make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

Synonym(s): tone_down, moderate

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




3. tame - verb

· adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

Synonym(s): domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise

Hypernym(s): adapt, accommodate




4. tame - verb

· overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"

Synonym(s): domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




5. tame - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): domesticate

Hypernym(s): adapt, accommodate





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