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tame

 (tām)
adj. tam·er, tam·est
1. Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state.
2. Naturally unafraid; not timid: "The sea otter is gentle and relatively tame" (Peter Matthiessen).
3. Submissive; docile; fawning: tame obedience.
4. Insipid; flat: a tame birthday party.
5. Sluggish; languid; inactive: a tame river.
tr.v. tamed, tam·ing, tames
1. To make tame; domesticate: tame a wild horse.
2. To subdue or curb: tamed his explosive anger.
3. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state: needed some gel to tame his hair.

[Middle English, from Old English tam; see demə- in Indo-European roots.]

tam′a·ble, tame′a·ble adj.
tame′ly adv.
tame′ness n.
tam′er n.

tame

(teɪm)
adj
1. changed by man from a naturally wild state into a tractable, domesticated, or cultivated condition
2. (of animals) not fearful of human contact
3. lacking in spirit or initiative; meek or submissive: a tame personality.
4. flat, insipid, or uninspiring: a tame ending to a book.
5. slow-moving: a tame current.
vb (tr)
6. to make tame; domesticate
7. to break the spirit of, subdue, or curb
8. to tone down, soften, or mitigate
[Old English tam; related to Old Norse tamr, Old High German zam]
ˈtamable, ˈtameable adj
ˌtamaˈbility, ˌtameaˈbility, ˈtamableness, ˈtameableness n
ˈtameless adj
ˈtamely adv
ˈtameness n
ˈtamer n

tame

(teɪm)

adj. tam•er, tam•est, adj.
1. changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated.
2. docile or submissive.
3. lacking in excitement; dull: a very tame party.
4. spiritless; pusillanimous.
5. rendered useful and manageable: tame natural resources.
6. cultivated or improved by cultivation, as a plant or its fruit.
v.t.
7. to make tame; domesticate.
8. to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest.
9. to deprive of interest or excitement; make dull.
10. to harness or control, as a source of power.
11. to cultivate, as land or plants.
v.i.
12. to become tame.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English tam, c. Old High German zam,akin to Latin domāre to tame]
tam′a•ble, tame′a•ble, adj.
tame′ly, adv.
tame′ness, n.
tam′er, n.

tame

  • daunt - Comes from Latin domare, meaning "to tame."
  • amenage - To amenage something is to domesticate or tame it.
  • cicurate - To tame or domesticate, render mild or harmless.
  • dompt - "To tame or subdue; daunt."

tame


Past participle: tamed
Gerund: taming

Imperative
tame
tame
Present
I tame
you tame
he/she/it tames
we tame
you tame
they tame
Preterite
I tamed
you tamed
he/she/it tamed
we tamed
you tamed
they tamed
Present Continuous
I am taming
you are taming
he/she/it is taming
we are taming
you are taming
they are taming
Present Perfect
I have tamed
you have tamed
he/she/it has tamed
we have tamed
you have tamed
they have tamed
Past Continuous
I was taming
you were taming
he/she/it was taming
we were taming
you were taming
they were taming
Past Perfect
I had tamed
you had tamed
he/she/it had tamed
we had tamed
you had tamed
they had tamed
Future
I will tame
you will tame
he/she/it will tame
we will tame
you will tame
they will tame
Future Perfect
I will have tamed
you will have tamed
he/she/it will have tamed
we will have tamed
you will have tamed
they will have tamed
Future Continuous
I will be taming
you will be taming
he/she/it will be taming
we will be taming
you will be taming
they will be taming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been taming
you have been taming
he/she/it has been taming
we have been taming
you have been taming
they have been taming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been taming
you will have been taming
he/she/it will have been taming
we will have been taming
you will have been taming
they will have been taming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been taming
you had been taming
he/she/it had been taming
we had been taming
you had been taming
they had been taming
Conditional
I would tame
you would tame
he/she/it would tame
we would tame
you would tame
they would tame
Past Conditional
I would have tamed
you would have tamed
he/she/it would have tamed
we would have tamed
you would have tamed
they would have tamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tame - correct by punishment or discipline
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"
2.tame - make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
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"
3.tame - adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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"
4.tame - 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"
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"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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"
domesticise, domesticize, domesticate, tame, reclaim - overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
Adj.1.tame - flat and uninspiring
unexciting - not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life"
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"
quiet - characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
wild - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"
3.tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
4.tame - very dociletame - very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

tame

adjective
1. domesticated, unafraid, docile, broken, gentle, fearless, obedient, amenable, tractable, used to human contact tame animals at a children's zoo or farm
domesticated wild, savage, ferocious, feral, untamed, undomesticated, aggressive
verb
1. domesticate, train, break in, gentle, pacify, house-train, make tame They were the first to tame horses.
domesticate make fiercer
2. subdue, suppress, master, discipline, curb, humble, conquer, repress, bridle, enslave, subjugate, bring to heel, break the spirit of Two regiments were called out to tame the crowds.
subdue arouse, incite, intensify

tame

adjective
1. Trained or bred to live with and be of use to people:
2. Easily managed or handled:
verb
1. To train to live with and be of use to people:
2. To make (an animal) docile:
3. To make or become less severe or extreme:
Translations
أليفعَديم الحَيَوِيَّهمُرَوَّضيُدَجِّن، يُطَوِّع
ochočenýochočitkrotkýnudný
tamkedeligtæmme
kesy
pitom
megszelídít
daufur, óspennanditaminntemja
飼いならされた
길들여진
prijaukinamasprijaukinti
garlaicīgsneinteresantspiejaucētpiejaucētspieradināt
krotkýskrotenýskrotiť
krotekukrotiti
tam
เชื่อง
evcilevcilleştirmeksıkıcıyavan
thuần

tame

[teɪm]
A. ADJ (tamer (compar) (tamest (superl)))
1. (= no longer wild) [lion, tiger] → domesticado, manso; [hedgehog, fox] → dócil, manso
do you know of a tame plumber who can fix it? (hum) → ¿sabes de un fontanero fiable que lo pueda arreglar?
2. (= boring) [book, film, match, performance] → soso, insulso
the report was pretty tame stuffel informe era bastante anodino
these films are tame by today's standardsestas películas resultan poco atrevidas para los tiempos que corren
B. VT [+ lion, tiger] → domar, amansar; [+ passion] → dominar
no man could tame herno había hombre que pudiese domarla

tame

[ˈteɪm]
adj
[animal, bird] → apprivoisé(e)
They've got a tame hedgehog → Ils ont un hérisson apprivoisé.
(= unexciting) [story, style] → fade; [party, match, film] → fade
vt
[+ wild animal, bird] → apprivoiser; [+ lion] → dompter; [+ horse] → dresser
The Amazons were the first to tame horses → Les Amazones ont été les premières à dresser les chevaux.
(= bring under control) [+ person, crowd, anger] → dompter

tame

adj (+er)
animalzahm; the village has its own tame novelist (hum)der Ort hat seinen dorfeigenen Schriftsteller (inf); I’ll get my tame lawyer to do that (hum)ich beauftrage meinen treuen Rechtsanwalt damit
(= dull) person, life, adventure, answer, shot, tennis service etclahm (inf); story, criticism, jokezahm, lahm (inf)
vt animal, personzähmen, bändigen; passion(be)zähmen, zügeln; garden, inflation, unions, deficitunter Kontrolle bringen

tame

[teɪm]
1. adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (animal) → addomesticato/a (fig) (person) → docile; (story, style) → scialbo/a, insipido/a; (book, performance) → banale
2. vt (wild creature) → addomesticare; (lion, tiger, passion) → domare

tame

(teim) adjective
1. (of animals) used to living with people; not wild or dangerous. He kept a tame bear as a pet.
2. dull; not exciting. My job is very tame.
verb
to make tame. It is impossible to tame some animals.
ˈtamely adverb
ˈtameness noun
ˈtameable adjective
(negative untameable) able to be tamed.

tame

مُرَوَّض ochočený tam zahm εξημερωμένος manso kesy apprivoisé pitom domestico 飼いならされた 길들여진 tam tam oswojony obediente прирученный tam เชื่อง evcil thuần 驯服的
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He traveled a long while, nearly eight-and-twenty years, and had a hard time of it, till he came to the palace of a good old king, who had offered a reward to anyone who could tame and train a fine but unbroken colt, of which he was very fond.
If the Jewish boy might tame the great spirit of Saul by the sound of his harp, and the words of sacred song, it may not be amiss," he said, "to try the potency of music here.
But there are better chairs than this,--mahogany, black walnut, rosewood, spring-seated and damask-cushioned, with varied slopes, and innumerable artifices to make them easy, and obviate the irksomeness of too tame an ease,--a score of such might be at Judge Pyncheon's service.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Keeping at the centre of the lake, we were occasionally visited by small tame cows and calves; the women and children of this routed host.
Mas'r will find out that I'm one that whipping won't tame.
Nowadays almost all man's improvements, so called, as the building of houses and the cutting down of the forest and of all large trees, simply deform the landscape, and make it more and more tame and cheap.
I saw that I was just another Robinson Crusoe cast away on an uninhabited island, with no society but some more or less tame animals, and if I wanted to make life bearable I must do as he did -- invent, contrive, create, reorganize things; set brain and hand to work, and keep them busy.
I did not remain long at the Kursaal; the music was good enough, but it seemed rather tame after the cyclone of that Arkansaw expert.
Well, on every old broken-down tree you could see rabbits and snakes and such things; and when the island had been overflowed a day or two they got so tame, on account of being hungry, that you could paddle right up and put your hand on them if you wanted to; but not the snakes and turtles -- they would slide off in the water.
But the pathos, the lesson, the moral of the great spectacle were lost upon the boy; he only thought of the conspicuous- ness of the principal character before the on-looking nations; his face lit with the thought, and he said to himself that he wished he could be that child, if it was a tame lion.