Synonyms of tame


1. tame, chasten, subdue, change, alter, modify

usage: correct by punishment or discipline

2. tone down, moderate, tame, change, alter, modify

usage: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

3. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame, adapt, accommodate

usage: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

4. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame, change, alter, modify

usage: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"

5. domesticate, tame, adapt, accommodate

usage: 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"


1. tame, unexciting (vs. exciting)

usage: flat and uninspiring

2. tame (vs. wild), subdued, quiet

usage: 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"

3. tame (vs. wild), tamed, broken, broken in, cultivated, docile, gentle, domestic, domesticated, tamed, tractable#1, manipulable

usage: brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

4. meek, tame, docile (vs. stubborn)

usage: very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

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