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English verb: domesticate

1. domesticate (change) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment


SamplesDomesticate oats.
Tame the soil.


Synonymscultivate, naturalise, naturalize, tame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

2. domesticate (change) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable


SamplesHe tames lions for the circus.
Reclaim falcons.


Synonymsdomesticise, domesticize, reclaim, tame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)break, break in


Verb groupdomesticate, tame


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

3. domesticate (change) make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans


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


Synonymstame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt


Verb groupdomesticate, domesticise, domesticize, reclaim, tame


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna









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