Definitions for domesticate

Definitions for (verb) domesticate

Main entry: tame, domesticate

Definition: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

Usage: The horse was domesticated a long time ago; The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog

Main entry: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame, reclaim

Definition: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

Usage: He tames lions for the circus; reclaim falcons

Main entry: domesticate, cultivate, tame, naturalise, naturalize

Definition: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

Usage: domesticate oats; tame the soil

Visual thesaurus for domesticate