|1.||[ verb ] correct by punishment or discipline|
|Related terms:||change break_in domesticate|
|2.||[ adjective ] flat and uninspiring|
|3.||[ verb ] overcome the wildness of (an animal); make docile and tractable|
|Synonyms:||domesticize domesticise reclaim domesticate|
"He tames lions for the circus"
|Related terms:||change break_in animal domesticate|
|4.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||wild subdued quiet|
|5.||[ adjective ] brought from wildness into a domesticated state|
"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|
"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|
"domesticate oats" "tame the soil"
|Related terms:||adapt plant naturalization naturalisation|
|8.||[ verb ] make less strong or intense; soften|
"Tone down that aggressive letter" "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
|Related terms:||change paraphrase moderation|
|9.||[ adjective ] very docile|
"tame obedience" "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes