tame
1. [ verb ] correct by punishment or discipline
Synonyms: subdue chasten
Related terms: change break_in domesticate
2. [ adjective ] flat and uninspiring
Related terms: unexciting
3. [ verb ] overcome the wildness of (an animal); make docile and tractable
Synonyms: domesticize domesticise reclaim domesticate
Examples:

"He tames lions for the circus"

Related terms: change break_in animal domesticate
4. [ adjective ] very restrained or quiet
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: wild subdued quiet
5. [ adjective ] brought from wildness into a domesticated state
Synonyms: tamed
Examples:

"tame animals" "fields of tame blueberries"

Related terms: wild cultivated domestic tamed docile broken tractable tameness
6. [ verb ] make (animals) fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
Synonyms: domesticate
Examples:

"The horse was domesticated a long time ago" "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"

Related terms: adapt animal domesticate
7. [ verb ] adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
Synonyms: cultivate naturalize naturalise domesticate
Examples:

"domesticate oats" "tame the soil"

Related terms: adapt plant naturalization naturalisation
8. [ verb ] make less strong or intense; soften
Synonyms: moderate tone_down
Examples:

"Tone down that aggressive letter" "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

Related terms: change paraphrase moderation
9. [ adjective ] very docile
Synonyms: meek
Examples:

"tame obedience" "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

Related terms: docile
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