domesticize(redirected from domesticizes)
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tr.v. do·mes·ti·cized, do·mes·ti·ciz·ing, do·mes·ti·ciz·es
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Past participle: domesticized
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|Verb||1.||domesticize - 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"
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