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  Definition of tame
  1. correct by punishment or discipline
  2. 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"
  3. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
  4. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
  5. make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
  6. flat and uninspiring
  7. very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
  8. brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
  9. 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"
Similar Words: chasten, subdue, domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tone down, moderate, meek, tamed

 

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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