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tame

adjective (a)

  • very restrained or quiet (adj.all)
    Antonym: wild
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • brought from wildness into a domesticated state (adj.all)
    Synonym: tamed
    Antonym: untamed, wild
    Example:
    Tame animals.
    Fields of tame blueberries.
    source: wordnet30
  • Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • flat and uninspiring (adj.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • very docile (adj.all)
    Synonym: meek
    Example:
    Tame obedience.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • correct by punishment or discipline (verb.change)
    Synonym: chasten, subdue
    source: wordnet30
  • make less strong or intense; soften (verb.communication)
    Synonym: moderate, tone down
    Example:
    The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements.
    source: wordnet30
  • adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment (verb.change)
    Example:
    Tame the soil.
    source: wordnet30
  • overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable (verb.change)
    Example:
    He tames lions for the circus.
    source: wordnet30
  • make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans (verb.change)
    Synonym: domesticate
    Example:
    The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog.
    source: wordnet30
  • To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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