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tame

tame

 
 
pronunciation:
teIm
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tamer, tamest
definition 1: brought or bred out of the wild state and made tractable; domesticated.
a tame leopard
synonyms:
broken, domesticated, gentled, trained
antonyms:
feral, untamed, wild
similar words:
docile, domestic, housebroken
definition 2: still in the wild state but gentle and unafraid of human beings.
tame otters
synonyms:
gentle, tractable
antonyms:
ferocious, fierce, untamed
similar words:
docile, domestic, friendly, harmless
definition 3: docile or submissive, sometimes to excess.
synonyms:
docile, meek, passive, submissive, weak
antonyms:
uncooperative
similar words:
compliant, deferential, obedient
definition 4: dull or unadventurous.
a tame political rallyher tame ambitions
synonyms:
bland, colorless, dull, insipid, vapid
antonyms:
adventurous, exciting
similar words:
dead, flat, muted, spineless, subdued, weak, wishy-washy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tamed, tames, taming
definition 1: to domesticate or bring under human control.
He tames lions for the circus.Pioneers tamed the wilderness.
synonyms:
domesticate, gentle
similar words:
harness, housebreak, master, subdue, train
definition 2: to cause to lose spirit or liveliness.
synonyms:
break, subdue
similar words:
domesticate, master, overcome, quash, quell, suppress
definition 3: to harness the power or strength of.
The river is tamed by a dam.
synonyms:
bridle, harness, rein in
similar words:
control, curb, govern, restrain
derivations: tamable (tameable) (adj.), tamed (adj.), tamely (adv.), tameness (n.), tamer (n.)
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