- 1. tame, chasten, subdue, change, alter, modify
- usage: correct by punishment or discipline
- 2. tone down, moderate, tame, change, alter, modify
- usage: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
- 3. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame, adapt, accommodate
- usage: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
- 4. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame, change, alter, modify
- usage: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
- 5. domesticate, tame, adapt, accommodate
- usage: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
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- 1. tame, unexciting (vs. exciting)
- usage: flat and uninspiring
- 2. tame (vs. wild), subdued, quiet
- usage: very restrained or quiet; "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"
- 3. tame (vs. wild), tamed, broken, broken in, cultivated, docile, gentle, domestic, domesticated, tamed, tractable#1, manipulable
- usage: brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
- 4. meek, tame, docile (vs. stubborn)
- usage: very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
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