Synonyms for tame

Synonyms for (verb) tame

Synonyms: chasten, tame, subdue

Definition: correct by punishment or discipline

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: accommodate, adapt

Definition: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Usage: Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country


Synonyms: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame, reclaim

Definition: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

Usage: He tames lions for the circus; reclaim falcons

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: domesticate, cultivate, tame, naturalise, naturalize

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

Usage: domesticate oats; tame the soil

Similar words: accommodate, adapt

Definition: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Usage: Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country


Synonyms: tame, tone down, moderate

Definition: make less strong or intense; soften

Usage: Tone down that aggressive letter; The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for (adjective) tame

Synonyms: tame

Definition: flat and uninspiring

Similar words: unexciting

Definition: not exciting

Usage: an unexciting novel; lived an unexciting life


Synonyms: tame, meek

Definition: very docile

Usage: tame obedience; meek as a mouse- Langston Hughes

Similar words: docile

Definition: willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

Usage: the docile masses of an enslaved nation


Synonyms: tame, tamed

Definition: brought from wildness into a domesticated state

Usage: tame animals; fields of tame blueberries

Similar words: broken, broken in

Definition: tamed or trained to obey

Usage: a horse broken to the saddle; this old nag is well broken in


Similar words: cultivated

Definition: no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use

Usage: cultivated roses; cultivated blackberries


Similar words: docile, gentle

Definition: easily handled or managed

Usage: a gentle old horse, docile and obedient


Similar words: domestic, domesticated

Definition: converted or adapted to domestic use

Usage: domestic animals; domesticated plants like maize


Similar words: tamed

Definition: brought from wildness

Usage: the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed


Synonyms: tame

Definition: very restrained or quiet

Usage: 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

Similar words: subdued

Definition: quieted and brought under control

Usage: children were subdued and silent