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English verb: domesticize

1. domesticize (change) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

SamplesHe tames lions for the circus.
Reclaim falcons.

Synonymsdomesticate, domesticise, 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

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