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Synonyms for tame
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Wiktionary

  1. tameadjective

    Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact

    The lion was quite tame.

    Antonyms:
    gentle

  2. tameadjective

    Not exciting

    This party is too tame for me.

    Synonyms:
    insipid, dull

    Antonyms:
    exciting

  3. tameadjective

    Antonyms:
    wild

  4. tameadjective

    Antonyms:
    wild

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tame

    One who is docile is easily taught; one who is tractable is easily led; one who is pliant is easily bent in any direction; compliant represents one as inclined or persuaded to agreement with another's will. Compare DUTY.

    Synonyms:
    amenable, compliant, docile, gentle, manageable, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, yielding

    Antonyms:
    determined, dogged, firm, inflexible, intractable, obstinate, opinionated, resolute, self-willed, stubborn, unyielding, wilful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tameadjective

    flat and uninspiring

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

    Antonyms:
    delirious, undomesticated, unregenerate, chaotic, mad, frenzied, ferine, obstinate, untamed, wild, semi-wild, disorderly, excited, savage, unrestrained, feral, frantic, unbroken, manic, unsubdued, stubborn, exciting

  2. tameadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

    Antonyms:
    unsubdued, savage, disorderly, mad, semi-wild, feral, chaotic, frenzied, unbroken, wild, undomesticated, ferine, unregenerate, frantic, manic, stubborn, delirious, unrestrained, excited, obstinate, exciting, untamed

  3. tame, tamedadjective

    brought from wildness into a domesticated state

    "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"

    Synonyms:
    tamed, meek

    Antonyms:
    stubborn, unrestrained, wild, delirious, untamed, exciting, unbroken, feral, ferine, frantic, frenzied, savage, undomesticated, unregenerate, chaotic, semi-wild, manic, obstinate, unsubdued, excited, disorderly, mad

  4. meek, tameverb

    very docile

    "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

    Synonyms:
    spiritless, mild, tamed, modest, meek

    Antonyms:
    obstinate, unregenerate, mad, manic, semi-wild, disorderly, delirious, frantic, wild, undomesticated, feral, chaotic, exciting, unsubdued, ferine, unbroken, untamed, excited, stubborn, unrestrained, frenzied, savage

  5. tame, chasten, subdueverb

    correct by punishment or discipline

    Synonyms:
    chasten, get over, domesticate, naturalise, master, inhibit, conquer, moderate, quash, cultivate, surmount, objurgate, castigate, domesticise, reclaim, suppress, temper, tone down, crucify, subjugate, correct, reduce, subdue, curb, stamp down, domesticize, subordinate, mortify, chastise, overcome, naturalize, keep down, repress

    Antonyms:
    wild, delirious, mad, unsubdued, stubborn, undomesticated, unrestrained, exciting, savage, unregenerate, disorderly, obstinate, untamed, unbroken, frantic, frenzied, ferine, manic, excited, chaotic, feral, semi-wild

  6. tone down, moderate, tameverb

    make less strong or intense; soften

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

    Synonyms:
    lead, temper, muffle, mince, hold in, cultivate, mute, domesticize, naturalise, control, chair, moderate, hold, reclaim, naturalize, check, domesticate, soften, tone down, domesticise, damp, dampen, chasten, curb, dull, subdue, contain

    Antonyms:
    disorderly, frantic, feral, semi-wild, undomesticated, exciting, unbroken, untamed, frenzied, stubborn, manic, mad, wild, unregenerate, savage, unsubdued, chaotic, obstinate, excited, unrestrained, ferine, delirious

  7. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tameverb

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

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

    Synonyms:
    reclaim, educate, naturalise, cultivate, domesticize, civilize, school, moderate, crop, work, naturalize, domesticise, domesticate, tone down, train, civilise, chasten, subdue

    Antonyms:
    chaotic, feral, unbroken, delirious, obstinate, disorderly, ferine, exciting, untamed, frenzied, wild, unsubdued, stubborn, unregenerate, undomesticated, excited, manic, unrestrained, mad, semi-wild, savage, frantic

  8. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tameverb

    overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

    "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"

    Synonyms:
    recover, reclaim, chasten, naturalise, cultivate, domesticize, regenerate, naturalize, moderate, rectify, domesticise, domesticate, tone down, repossess, reform, subdue

    Antonyms:
    ferine, frantic, unsubdued, mad, unrestrained, frenzied, semi-wild, savage, obstinate, untamed, excited, exciting, manic, unbroken, feral, delirious, chaotic, wild, unregenerate, stubborn, undomesticated, disorderly

  9. domesticate, tameverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    naturalize, chasten, subdue, domesticise, reclaim, moderate, tone down, domesticate, cultivate, naturalise, domesticize

    Antonyms:
    savage, frantic, semi-wild, excited, exciting, unbroken, mad, unregenerate, unsubdued, stubborn, ferine, unrestrained, disorderly, wild, obstinate, chaotic, frenzied, undomesticated, delirious, untamed, manic, feral

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tameadjective

    Synonyms:
    domesticated, domestic, mild, gentle, docile, not wild

  2. tameadjective

    Synonyms:
    subdued, crushed, submissive

  3. tameadjective

    Synonyms:
    spiritless, dull, flat, feeble, lean, vapid, insipid, jejune, barren, languid, prosing, prosy, prosaic, uninteresting, poor

  4. tameverb

    Synonyms:
    domesticate, make tame, make docile

  5. tameverb

    Synonyms:
    subdue, repress, conquer, overcome, overthrow, subjugate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tameadjective

    Synonyms:
    docile, domesticated, gentle, prosy, dull, vapid, submissive, subdued

  2. tameverb

    Synonyms:
    domesticate, reclaim, break, discipline, subjugate, conquer, repress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tame":

    grown, cultivated, tammy

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How to use tame in a sentence?

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    To my dear Elon Musk with kindest regards : Man will succeed in discovering the greatest secrets of complex neural networks if he can tame the functions of the nature and speed of brain waves , and know how to control their direction in all the paths of invisible depth there.

  2. Elvis Presley:

    Man, I was tame compared to what they do now, are you kidding ? All that I ever did was just jiggle.

  3. Croatian Prime Minister-designate Tihomir Oreskovic:

    We all know that our (public) debt is at a worrying level of around 90 percent of gross domestic product. My goal is to talk to investors and share ideas on how to tame the debt and achieve better credit rating.

  4. Plato:

    Man...is a tame or civilized animal never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.

  5. --Henry David Thoreau:

    The man for whom law exists - the man of forms, the Conservative, is a tame man.


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