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

5 senses of tame

Sense 1
tame, chasten, subdue -- (correct by punishment or discipline)
       => 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 2
tone down, moderate, tame -- (make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements")
       => 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, 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 4
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 5
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 tame

4 senses of tame

Sense 1
tame -- (flat and uninspiring)

INDIRECT (VIA unexciting) -> exciting -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")

Sense 2
tame (vs. wild) -- (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")

wild (vs. tame) -- (marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties")
        => chaotic, disorderly -- (completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing)
        => delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained -- (marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure")
        => frenzied, manic -- (affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason; "a frenzied attack"; "a frenzied mob"; "the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused"- H.W.Carter; "outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity")
        => unsubdued -- (not brought under control; "the horse remained unsubdued")

Sense 3
tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

wild (vs. tame), untamed -- (in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants")
        => feral, ferine, savage -- (wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs")
        => semi-wild -- (partially wild)
        => unbroken -- (not subdued or trained for service or use; "unbroken colts")
        => undomesticated -- (not domesticated; "a few undomesticated horses left")

Sense 4
meek, tame -- (very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes)

INDIRECT (VIA docile) -> stubborn, obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Similarity of adj tame

4 senses of tame

Sense 1
tame -- (flat and uninspiring)
       => unexciting (vs. exciting) -- (not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life")

Sense 2
tame (vs. wild) -- (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")
       => subdued -- (quieted and brought under control; "children were subdued and silent")
          Also See-> quiet#1

Sense 3
tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")
       => broken, broken in -- (tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in")
       => cultivated -- (no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use; "cultivated roses"; "cultivated blackberries")
       => docile, gentle -- (easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient")
       => domestic, domesticated -- (converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals"; "domesticated plants like maize")
       => tamed -- (brought from wildness; "the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed")
          Also See-> tractable#1, manipulable#1

Sense 4
meek, tame -- (very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes)
       => docile (vs. stubborn) -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")

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