Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb domesticate

3 senses of domesticate

Sense 1
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame -- (adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

Sense 2
domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame -- (overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
domesticate, tame -- (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")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

Antonyms of adj domesticated

2 senses of domesticated

Sense 1
domestic, domesticated -- (converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals"; "domesticated plants like maize")

INDIRECT (VIA tame) -> wild, untamed -- (in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants")

Sense 2
domesticated -- (accustomed to home life; "some men think it unmanly to be domesticated; others find gratification in it")

INDIRECT (VIA domestic) -> undomestic -- (not domestic or related to home; "had established herself in her career at the price of being so undomestic she didn't even know how to light the oven")

Similarity of adj domesticated

2 senses of domesticated

Sense 1
domestic, domesticated -- (converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals"; "domesticated plants like maize")
       => tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

Sense 2
domesticated -- (accustomed to home life; "some men think it unmanly to be domesticated; others find gratification in it")
       => domestic (vs. undomestic) -- (of or involving the home or family; "domestic worries"; "domestic happiness"; "they share the domestic chores"; "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"; "an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste")

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