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Definition of Tame

Tame

  1. To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
  2. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.
  3. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
  4. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.
  5. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.
  6. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.

Tame Quotations

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
Henry David Thoreau

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
Robert Kennedy

You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you.
Isadora Duncan

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Dorothy L. Sayers

Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life.
Marilu Henner
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Tame Translations

tame in Dutch is temmen, dresseren, africhten
tame in Finnish is koulia
tame in French is dresser
tame in Spanish is domado, domar, domesticado, manso

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