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 for tame
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tame \Tame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Taming.] [AS. tamian, temian, akin to D. tammen, temmen, G.
     z[aum]hmen, OHG. zemmen, Icel. temja, Goth. gatamjan. See
     Tame, a.]
     1. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle
        and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a
        wild beast.
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              They had not been tamed into submission, but baited
              into savegeness and stubbornness.     --Macaulay.
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     2. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride
        or passions of youth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tame \Tame\, v. t. [Cf. F. entamer to cut into, to broach.]
     To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to
     distribute; to deal out. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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           In the time of famine he is the Joseph of the country,
           and keeps the poor from starving. Then he tameth his
           stacks of corn, which not his covetousness, but
           providence, hath reserved for time of need. --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tame \Tame\, a. [Compar. Tamer; superl. Tamest.] [AS. tam;
     akin to D. tam, G. zahm, OHG. zam, Dan. & Sw. tam, Icel.
     tamr, L. domare to tame, Gr. ?, Skr. dam to be tame, to tame,
     and perhaps to E. beteem. [root]61. Cf. Adamant, Diamond,
     Dame, Daunt, Indomitable.]
     1. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness;
        accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame
        deer, a tame bird.
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     2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
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              Tame slaves of the laborious plow.    --Roscommon.
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     3. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat;
        insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.
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     Syn: Gentle; mild; meek. See Gentle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: flat and uninspiring
      2: 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" [ant: wild]
      3: brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame
         animals"; "fields of tame blueberries" [syn: tame, tamed]
         [ant: untamed, wild]
      4: very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston
         Hughes [syn: meek, tame]
      v 1: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: tame,
           chasten, subdue]
      2: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that
         aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his
         potentially offensive statements" [syn: tone down,
         moderate, tame]
      3: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
         "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" [syn: domesticate,
         cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame]
      4: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He
         tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons" [syn:
         domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim,
      5: 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" [syn:
         domesticate, tame]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "tame":
     abate, abeyant, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom,
     adapt, adjust, allay, alleviate, amenable, apathetic, assuage,
     attemper, bank the fire, bed, bed down, biddable, bland, blunt,
     boring, break, break in, break to harness, bridle, broken, brush,
     bust, busted, calm, case harden, cataleptic, catatonic, chasten,
     chastened, compliant, condition, confirm, constrain, control,
     cowardly, curb, curry, currycomb, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, dead,
     deaden, diminish, disciplined, docile, domestic, domesticate,
     domesticated, domesticize, domiciliate, dopey, dormant, dovelike,
     downplay, drench, dull, establish, extenuate, familiarize,
     fearless, feeble, feed, fix, flat, fodder, foul, gentle, groggy,
     groom, habituate, handle, harden, harness, heavy, hitch,
     house-train, housebreak, housebroken, humble, humdrum, in abeyance,
     in suspense, inactive, ineffectual, inert, insipid, inure,
     judicious, keep within bounds, lamblike, languid, languorous,
     latent, lay, leaden, lenify, lessen, lifeless, lighten,
     lily-livered, litter, logy, manage, master, meek, mild,
     mild as milk, milk, mitigate, moderate, modulate, mollify, mute,
     naturalize, nonviolent, obedient, obtund, ordinary, orient,
     orientate, pacific, pacifistic, pacify, palliate, passive,
     peaceable, peaceful, phlegmatic, play down, pliable, pliant,
     prosaic, prudent, pusillanimous, quiet, reduce,
     reduce the temperature, restrain, rub down, run-of-the-mill,
     saddle, season, sedentary, slack, slacken, sleeping, slow down,
     sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, smother, sober, sober down, soft,
     soften, stagnant, standing, static, stifle, subdue, subdued,
     subjugate, submissive, suppress, suppressed, suspended, tamed,
     tedious, temper, temperate, tend, timid, timorous, tiresome,
     tone down, torpid, tractable, train, trained, tune down, unafraid,
     unaroused, unassertive, underplay, unexciting, uninspired,
     uninteresting, vapid, water, weaken, white-livered, wishy-washy,
     wont, yellow, yoke

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