HyperDic: domesticate

English > 3 senses of the word domesticate:
VERBchangedomesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tameadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
changedomesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tameovercome the wildness of
changedomesticate, tamemake fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
domesticate > pronunciation
Soundsdahmeh'stahkey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > domesticate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"domesticate oats"
Synonymscultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishaclimatarse, naturalizar
Catalanaclimatar-se, naturalitzar
English > domesticate: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningOvercome the wildness of; make docile and tractable.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdomesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Narrowerbreak in, breakmake submissive, obedient, or useful
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar todomesticate, tamemake fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
Spanishamansar, contener, domar, domeñar, dominar, someter
Catalanamansar, amansir, contenir, domar, dominar, sotmetre
English > domesticate: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The horse was domesticated a long time ago"
Synonymtame
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Similar todomesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tameOvercome the wildness of
Spanishdomesticar
Catalandomesticar

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