Meaning of TAME in English


adj. 25B6; adjective

a tame elephant : DOMESTICATED, domestic, docile, tamed, broken, trained; gentle, mild; pet; Brit. house-trained; N. Amer. housebroken.

(informal) he has a tame lawyer : AMENABLE, biddable, cooperative, willing, obedient, tractable, acquiescent, docile, submissive, compliant, meek.

it was a pretty tame affair : UNEXCITING, uninteresting, uninspiring, dull, bland, flat, insipid, spiritless, pedestrian, colourless, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, ordinary, humdrum, boring; harmless, safe, inoffensive.

wild, uncooperative, exciting.

25B6; verb

wild rabbits can be tamed : DOMESTICATE, break, train, master, subdue.

she learned to tame her emotions : SUBDUE, curb, control, calm, master, moderate, overcome, discipline, suppress, repress, mellow, temper, soften, bridle, get a grip on; informal lick.

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