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Adjective: tame (tamer,tamest)  teym
  1. 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"
  2. Brought from wildness into a domesticated state
    "fields of tame blueberries"; "tame animals";
    - tamed
  3. Flat and uninspiring
  4. Very docile
    "tame obedience";
    - meek
Verb: tame  teym
  1. Correct by punishment or discipline
    - chasten, subdue
  2. Make less strong or intense; soften
    "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements";
    - tone down, moderate, mod [informal]
  3. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    "tame the soil";
    - domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise [Brit]
  4. Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    "He tames lions for the circus";
    - domesticate, domesticize, domesticise [Brit], reclaim
  5. Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
    "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog";
    - domesticate

Derived forms: tamed, tamer, tamest, tames, taming

See also: broken, broken in, cultivated, docile, domestic, domesticated, domestication, gentle, manipulable, manipulatable, quiet, subdued, tamed, tameness, tractable, unexciting

Type of: accommodate, adapt, alter, change, modify

Antonym: wild

Encyclopedia: Tame, David