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
Related Words for domesticatenaturalize, accustom, familiarize, raise, subdue, breed, acclimatize, bust, hitch, break, gentle, train, yoke, corral, teach, herd, reclaim, domiciliate
Examples from the Web for domesticate
Contemporary Examples of domesticate
As Sandra Bullock has found out, any attempt to domesticate them will end in a resounding failure.Enough with the Overalls!
April 7, 2010
By marginalizing certain political tendencies, the European approach makes it harder to domesticate them.How Glenn Beck Saves Lives
June 19, 2009
Historical Examples of domesticate
I now require this of all pictures, that they domesticate me, not that they dazzle me.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
From time to time we acclimatize and domesticate some foreign and wild species.Evolution, Old & New
Returning to Rome or Baiae, you must domesticate and tame them.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
We often tried to domesticate it in our garden, but the plants invariably died.Home Life on an Ostrich Farm
It is tailless and very fierce and difficult to domesticate.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXXIII, 1519-1522
sometimes US domesticize (dəˈmɛstɪˌsaɪz)
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.