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Definitions for (verb) tame

Main entry: chasten, tame, subdue Definition: correct by punishment or discipline

Main entry: tame, domesticate Definition: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans Usage: The horse was domesticated a long time ago; The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog

Main entry: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame, reclaim Definition: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable Usage: He tames lions for the circus; reclaim falcons

Main entry: domesticate, cultivate, tame, naturalise, naturalize Definition: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment Usage: domesticate oats; tame the soil

Main entry: tame, tone down, moderate Definition: make less strong or intense; soften Usage: Tone down that aggressive letter; The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

Definitions for (adjective) tame

Main entry: tame Definition: flat and uninspiring

Main entry: tame, meek Definition: very docile Usage: tame obedience; meek as a mouse- Langston Hughes

Main entry: tame, tamed Definition: brought from wildness into a domesticated state Usage: tame animals; fields of tame blueberries

Main entry: tame Definition: very restrained or quiet Usage: 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