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Domesticate meaning

domesticate - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; " He tames lions for the circus"; " reclaim falcons"
  3. 3. To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.
  4. 4. To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.
  5. 5. To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.
  6. 6. To make suitable for a household: familiarize with home life; tame; as, it is possible to domesticale some wild animals.
  7. 7. To become domestic; to settle oneself at home.
  8. 8. Domestication.
  9. 9. To make domestic; tame.

domesticate - examples of usage

  1. " Only human beings have been able to domesticate dogs. - "Dead Man's Planet", William Morrison.
  2. They were a thoughtless, cheerful, good- natured, merry sort of people, whom it was not difficult to domesticate as servants, and their relations with the Dutch settlers, in spite of two wars, were, on the whole, friendly. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
  3. His dream was to discover some explosive of great power, which one might attempt to domesticate and reduce to complete obedience. - "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
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