HyperDic: tame

English > 9 senses of the word tame:
ADJECTIVEalltameflat and uninspiring
alltamevery restrained or quiet
alltame, tamedbrought from wildness into a domesticated state
alltame, meekvery docile
VERBchangetame, chasten, subduecorrect by punishment or discipline
communicationtame, tone down, moderatemake less strong or intense
changetame, domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturaliseadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
changetame, domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaimovercome the wildness of
changetame, domesticatemake fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
tame > pronunciation
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English > tame: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFlat and uninspiring.
Broaderunexcitingnot exciting
Spanishaburrido, soso
Nounstamenessthe quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
English > tame: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery 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"
Narrowersubduedquieted and brought under control
See alsoquietCharacterized by an absence or near absence of agitation / agitation / agitation or activity
Oppositewildmarked by extreme / extreme lack of restraint or control
Spanishmanso
Adverbstamelyin a tame manner
English > tame: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningBrought from wildness into a domesticated state.
Examples
  • "tame animals"
  • "fields of tame blueberries"
Synonymtamed
Attribute oftameness, domesticationThe attribute of having been domesticated
Narrowerbroken, broken intamed or trained to obey
cultivatedno longer in the natural state
docile, gentleeasily handled or managed
domestic, domesticatedconverted or adapted to domestic use
tamedBrought from wildness
See alsotractable, manipulableeasily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
Oppositewild, untamedIn a natural state
Spanishdócil, domesticado, manso
Nounstamenessthe attribute of having been domesticated
English > tame: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningVery docile.
Example"tame obedience"
Synonymmeek
Broaderdocilewilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed
Nounstamenessthe attribute of having been domesticated
English > tame: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningcorrect by punishment or discipline.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymschasten, subdue
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishamansar, doblegar, domar
English > tame: 9 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake less strong or intense; soften.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
Synonymstone down, moderate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishmitigar, moderar
Catalanmoderar
English > tame: 9 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "tame the soil"
Synonymsdomesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise
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 > tame: 9 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningOvercome the wildness of; make docile and tractable.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He tames lions for the circus"
Synonymsdomesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim
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
Adjectivestamable, tameablecapable of being tamed
Nounstameran animal trainer who tames / tames wild animals
English > tame: 9 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
Synonymdomesticate
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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