Definition of 'tame'
- correct by punishment or discipline
Synonyms: chasten subdue
- make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
Synonyms: tone down moderate
- adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
Synonyms: domesticate cultivate naturalize naturalise
- overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
Synonyms: domesticate domesticize domesticise reclaim
- 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"
- flat and uninspiring
- 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"
- brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
Antonyms: wild untamed
- very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes