domesticise

verb
overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
-

He tames lions for the circus

-

reclaim falcons

Syn: ↑domesticate, ↑domesticize, ↑reclaim, ↑tame
Derivationally related forms: ↑tameable (for: ↑tame), ↑tamable (for: ↑tame), ↑tamer (for: ↑tame)
Topics: ↑animal, ↑animate being, ↑beast, ↑brute, ↑creature, ↑fauna
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Hyponyms: ↑break in, ↑break
Verb Group: ↑domesticate, ↑tame
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

-

Somebody ——s somebody

* * *

domesticize or domesticise transitive verb
Domesticate
• • •
Main Entry:domestic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • domesticise — (Brit.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticised — domesticise (Brit.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticises — domesticise (Brit.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticising — domesticise (Brit.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticize — (Amer.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticized — domesticize (Amer.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticizes — domesticize (Amer.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • domesticizing — domesticize (Amer.) v. domesticate, tame an animal, house train, accustom to life with mankind, make docile and tractable (also domesticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • animate being — noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement • Syn: ↑animal, ↑beast, ↑brute, ↑creature, ↑fauna • Derivationally related forms: ↑create (for: ↑creature) …   Useful english dictionary

  • break in — verb 1. break into a conversation (Freq. 2) her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation • Syn: ↑chime in, ↑cut in, ↑put in, ↑butt in, ↑chisel in, ↑barge in …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.