Definition of Tame

1. Verb. Correct by punishment or discipline.

Exact synonyms: Chasten, Subdue
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify



2. Adjective. Flat and uninspiring.
Similar to: Unexciting
Derivative terms: Tameness

3. Verb. Make less strong or intense; soften. "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
Exact synonyms: Moderate, Tone Down
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Moderation

4. Adjective. Very restrained or quiet. "She was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
Also: Quiet
Similar to: Subdued
Antonyms: Wild

5. Verb. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment. "Tame the soil"
Exact synonyms: Cultivate, Domesticate, Naturalise, Naturalize
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Derivative terms: Naturalisation, Naturalisation, Naturalization, Naturalization

6. Adjective. Brought from wildness into a domesticated state. "Fields of tame blueberries"
Exact synonyms: Tamed
Attributes: Domestication, Tameness
Similar to: Broken, Broken In, Cultivated, Docile, Gentle, Domestic, Domesticated, Tamed
Also: Manipulable, Tractable
Derivative terms: Tameness
Antonyms: Wild

7. Verb. Overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable. "Reclaim falcons"
Exact synonyms: Domesticate, Domesticise, Domesticize, Reclaim
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Break, Break In
Related verbs: Domesticate
Derivative terms: Tamable, Tameable, Tamer

8. Adjective. Very docile. "Meek as a mouse"
Exact synonyms: Meek
Similar to: Docile
Derivative terms: Meekness, Tameness

9. Verb. Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans. "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
Exact synonyms: Domesticate
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Related verbs: Domesticate, Domesticise, Domesticize, Reclaim

Definition of Tame

1. v. t. To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.

2. a. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.

3. v. t. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.

Definition of Tame

1. Adjective. Not or no longer wild; domesticated ¹

2. Adjective. (chiefly of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact ¹

3. Adjective. Not exciting ¹

4. Adjective. (mathematics of a knot) Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to make something tame ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to become tame ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tame

1. gentle or docile [adj TAMER, TAMEST] / to make tame [v TAMED, TAMING, TAMES] - See also: tame

Medical Definition of Tame

1. 1. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird. 2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless. "Tame slaves of the laborious plow." (Roscommon) 3. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery. Synonym: Gentle, mild, meek. See Gentle. Origin: AS. Tam; akin to D. Tam, G. Zahm, OHG. Zam, Dan. & Sw. Tam, Icel. Tamr, L. Domare to tame, Gr, Skr. Dam to be tame, to tame, and perhaps to E. Beteem. 61. Cf. Adamant, Diamond, Dame, Daunt, Indomitable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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