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Definition 1: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable - [verb of change]

Samples where domesticate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He tames lions for the circus
  • reclaim falcons

Synonyms for domesticate in the sense of this definition

(domesticate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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

(... is a kind of domesticate ) make submissive, obedient, or useful

"The horse was tough to break" "I broke in the new intern"

(domesticate has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(domesticate belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 2: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment - [verb of change]

Samples where domesticate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • domesticate oats
  • tame the soil

Synonyms for domesticate in the sense of this definition

(domesticate is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

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

(domesticate belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Definition 3: make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans - [verb of change]

Samples where domesticate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for domesticate in the sense of this definition

(domesticate is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

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

(domesticate has a similar meaning as ...) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

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

(domesticate belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

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