domesticise


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domesticise

(dəˈmɛstɪsaɪz)
vb (tr)
another word for domesticate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.domesticise - overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
alter, change, 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"
break in, break - make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern"
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"
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He added: "We are not only obsessed by money, but we also try and domesticise it and make it our friend by giving it affectionate or funny nicknames.