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TAME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tame mean? 

TAME (adjective)
  The adjective TAME has 4 senses:

1. flat and uninspiring
2. very restrained or quiet
3. brought from wildness into a domesticated state
4. very docile

  Familiarity information: TAME used as an adjective is uncommon.


TAME (verb)
  The verb TAME has 5 senses:

1. correct by punishment or discipline
2. make less strong or intense; soften
3. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
4. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
5. make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

  Familiarity information: TAME used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAME (adjective)


Sense 1tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flat and uninspiring

Similar:

unexciting (not exciting)


Sense 2tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very restrained or quiet

Context 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

Similar:

subdued (quieted and brought under control)

Also:

quiet (characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity)

Antonym:

wild (marked by extreme lack of restraint or control)


Sense 3tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brought from wildness into a domesticated state

Synonyms:

tamed; tame

Context examples:

tame animals / fields of tame blueberries

Similar:

broken; broken in (tamed or trained to obey)

cultivated (no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use)

docile; gentle (easily handled or managed)

domestic; domesticated (converted or adapted to domestic use)

tamed (brought from wildness)

Also:

manipulable; tractable (easily managed (controlled or taught or molded))

Attribute:

domestication; tameness (the attribute of having been domesticated)

Antonym:

wild (in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated)


Sense 4tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very docile

Synonyms:

meek; tame

Context examples:

tame obedience / meek as a mouse

Similar:

docile (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed)


TAME (verb)


Sense 1tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Correct by punishment or discipline

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

tame; chasten; subdue

Hypernyms (to "tame" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make less strong or intense; soften

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

tame; tone down; moderate

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "tame" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

domesticate; tame; naturalise; cultivate; naturalize

Context examples:

domesticate oats / tame the soil

Hypernyms (to "tame" is one way to...):

accommodate; adapt (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose)

Domain category:

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

domesticize; domesticise; domesticate; tame; reclaim

Context examples:

He tames lions for the circus / reclaim falcons

Hypernyms (to "tame" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tame"):

break; break in (make submissive, obedient, or useful)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5tame [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

domesticate; tame

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "tame" is one way to...):

accommodate; adapt (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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