[ US /ˈteɪm/ ]
[ UK /tˈe‍ɪm/ ]
  1. brought from wildness into a domesticated state
    tame animals
    fields of tame blueberries
  2. 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. flat and uninspiring
  4. very docile
    tame obedience
    meek as a mouse
  1. make less strong or intense; soften
    The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements
    Tone down that aggressive letter
  2. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    tame the soil
    domesticate oats
  3. correct by punishment or discipline
  4. make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
    The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog
    The horse was domesticated a long time ago
  5. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    He tames lions for the circus
    reclaim falcons
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How To Use tame In A Sentence

  • Stoke's summer signing from Wolves could only produce a tame shot that went into the ground. The Sun
  • For him, cruelty was a legitimate and necessary procedure, almost a profession of faith, and European artists showed him how to excruciate a tame local reality.
  • Immediately above the anterior perforated substance, the pear-shaped head of the caudate nucleus is confluent with the putamen of the lentiform nucleus.
  • The bird became so tame that it was impossible to release it back into the wild.
  • He was one of the first 19th century sailors who tamed the seas through science, inventing systems for transporting cannon over marshy ground, ciphers for code and a system of hydrographical surveys.
  • Sumus tamen solito rariores, quod initium est gradatim desinendi. A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence The Works Of Cornelius Tacitus, Volume 8 (of 8); With An Essay On His Life And Genius, Notes, Supplements
  • * Quaeritamen potest, si tota natura peccati sordibus infecta est, cur tantum una in parte corporis deformitas appareat. Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1
  • Recombinant Oct-11 protein binds specifically to an octamer sequence invitro.
  • Sed quamquam permulta sint quae hunc sensum inpugnare ualeant atque perfringere, de argumentorum copia tamen haec interim libasse sufficiat. The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy
  • A wild beast does not at once become tame, or a new breed arise in an instant.
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