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  • v  correct by punishment or discipline
  • v  make less strong or intense; soften
    The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements
  • v  adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    tame the soil
  • v  overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    He tames lions for the circus
  • v  make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
    The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog
  • s  flat and uninspiring
  • a  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
  • a  brought from wildness into a domesticated state
    tame animals
    fields of tame blueberries
  • s  very docile
    tame obedience

  • After all, the Administration's proposal to restructure the student-loan industry is, in many respects, much closer to an actual government takeover than its relatively tame .
  • Since the late '50s, when Khrushchev announced that "there are no political prisoners, only persons of unsound mind," the Soviets have relied on tame psychiatrists to label .
  • Could even Bismarck or Kissinger call down lightning from the mountaintop to tame those vipers? To her great credit, she has assembled a first-rate staff and keeps traveling and .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Christian Science Monitor
    According to the Associated Press, Obama told McCain "the national press is tame compared to the Chicago press."
  • Jacques Chirac in FOXNews
    French President Jacques Chirac, who hosted the signing at the Elysee Palace in Paris, praised the attempt to "tame solar fire to meet the challenge of ecological energy."
  • Kurt Busch in San Francisco Chronicle
    It reminds me of Darlington,Busch said, referring to the track that's been dubbed "too tough to tame." "This place just chews you up and spits you out."

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