"taming" in the verb sense
1. tame, chasten, subdue
correct by punishment or discipline
2. tone down, moderate, tame
make less strong or intense soften
"Tone down that aggressive letter"
"The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
3. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame
adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
"tame the soil"
4. domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame
overcome the wildness of make docile and tractable
"He tames lions for the circus"
5. domesticate, tame
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"
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