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KK Pronunciation

〔 tem 〕


〔 teim 〕

Overview of verb tame

The verb tame has 5 senses

  • tame, chasten, subdue -- (correct by punishment or discipline)

  • tone down, moderate, tame -- (make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements")

  • domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame -- (adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil")

  • domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame -- (overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons")

  • 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")

Overview of adj tame

The adj tame has 4 senses

  • tame -- (flat and uninspiring)

  • 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")

  • tame, tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

  • meek, tame -- (very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes)