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tame

tame

 
 
pronunciation:
teIm
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tamer, tamest
definition 1: taken from a wild state and made obedient; domesticated.
A tame bear travels with the circus.
synonyms:
domesticated, trained
antonyms:
wild
similar words:
docile, domestic
definition 2: still in the wild state but gentle and not afraid of human beings.
Tame deer feed in our yard.
synonyms:
gentle
antonyms:
ferocious, fierce
similar words:
docile, domestic, friendly
definition 3: dull or without adventure.
They had a tame vacation.She grew bored with her tame life.
synonyms:
dull
antonyms:
adventurous, exciting
similar words:
dead, flat, muted, weak
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tamed, tames, taming
definition: to bring under human control; domesticate.
He tames lions for the circus.
synonyms:
domesticate
similar words:
harness, master, train
derivations: tamable (tameable) (adj.), tamed (adj.), tamely (adv.), tameness (n.), tamer (n.)
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