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Meaning of word tame from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

tame   verb

Meaning : Correct by punishment or discipline.

Synonyms : chasten, subdue

Meaning : Make less strong or intense. Soften.

Example : Tone down that aggressive letter.
The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements.

Synonyms : moderate, tone down

Meaning : Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.

Example : Domesticate oats.
Tame the soil.

Synonyms : cultivate, domesticate, naturalise, naturalize

Meaning : Overcome the wildness of. Make docile and tractable.

Example : He tames lions for the circus.
Reclaim falcons.

Synonyms : domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, reclaim

Meaning : Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans.

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

Synonyms : domesticate

tame   adjective

Meaning : Flat and uninspiring.

Meaning : Very restrained or quiet.

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.

Marked by extreme lack of restraint or control.

Wild talk.
Wild parties.

Meaning : Brought from wildness into a domesticated state.

Example : Tame animals.
Fields of tame blueberries.

Synonyms : tamed

In a natural state. Not tamed or domesticated or cultivated.

Wild geese.
Edible wild plants.
untamed, wild

Meaning : Very docile.

Example : Tame obedience.
Meek as a mouse.

Synonyms : meek

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