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 tamed

2 senses of tamed

Sense 1
tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")


Sense 2
tamed -- (brought from wildness; "the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed")

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

Similarity of adj tamed

2 senses of tamed

Sense 1
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 2
tamed -- (brought from wildness; "the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed")
       => tame (vs. wild), tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

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