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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
References in classic literature ?
You may believe every word I say, said the Raven; "for I have a tame sweetheart that hops about in the palace quite free, and it was she who told me all this.
They have here multitudes of bees of various kinds; some are tame, like ours, and form their combs in hives.
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.
They soon become tame, and are very amusing from their cunning odd manners, which were described to me as being similar to those of the common magpie.
I answered "that our horses were trained up, from three or four years old, to the several uses we intended them for; that if any of them proved intolerably vicious, they were employed for carriages; that they were severely beaten, while they were young, for any mischievous tricks; that the males, designed for the common use of riding or draught, were generally castrated about two years after their birth, to take down their spirits, and make them more tame and gentle; that they were indeed sensible of rewards and punishments; but his honour would please to consider, that they had not the least tincture of reason, any more than the YAHOOS in this country.
I've never seen sparrows so tame," Mary observed, by way of saying something.
Not so tame were the Fighting Trees, which had a forest of their own.
Mars Tom, I's willin' to tackle mos' anything 'at ain't onreasonable, but ef you en Huck fetches a rattlesnake in heah for me to tame, I's gwyne to LEAVE, dat's SHORE.
But at length he explained, in a tremulous tone, There was only one Beaver on board; And that was a tame one he had of his own, Whose death would be deeply deplored.
But now, if a man can tame this monster, and bring her to feed at the hand, and govern her, and with her fly other ravening fowl and kill them, it is somewhat worth.
It was only the tame that the gods protected, and between the tame deadly strife was not permitted.
I saw abundance of parrots, and fain I would have caught one, if possible, to have kept it to be tame, and taught it to speak to me.