verb (used with object), do·mes·ti·cat·ed, do·mes·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), do·mes·ti·cat·ed, do·mes·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of domesticate
Examples from the Web for domesticate
As Sandra Bullock has found out, any attempt to domesticate them will end in a resounding failure.
By marginalizing certain political tendencies, the European approach makes it harder to domesticate them.
But this difference there is: you can domesticate mountains, but the sea is feræ naturæ.The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes
A bushel of letters awaits attention, besides a pair of lizards that I have undertaken to domesticate.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Watts-Dunton, finding the poor creature moulted and "off its feed," carried it down to Putney, resolved to domesticate it.Old and New Masters|Robert Lynd
I know a pretty woman from a plain one, I hope, even though I dont personally want to domesticate the recording angel.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
They also domesticate plant-lice, which have on that account been nicknamed "Ant-Cows."Great Hike|Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for domesticate
sometimes US domesticize (dəˈmɛstɪˌsaɪz)
Word Origin and History for domesticate
1630s, of animals; 1741, of persons, "to cause to be attached to home and family;" from Medieval Latin domesticatus, past participle of domesticare "to tame," literally "to dwell in a house," from domesticus (see domestic). Related: Domesticated; domesticating.