v. t.1.To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
a.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.
v. t.1.To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.
[imp. & p. p. Tamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Taming.]
2.To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.
Verb1.tame - correct by punishment or discipline
Synonyms: chasten, subdue
2.tame - 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
3.tame - adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
4.tame - overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
5.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"
Synonyms: domesticate
Adj.1.tame - flat and uninspiring
2.tame - 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 - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild ideas"; "wild talk"; "wild originality"; "wild parties"
3.tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
Synonyms: tamed
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
4.tame - very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
Synonyms: meek
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