adjective, tam·er, tam·est.
verb (used with object), tamed, tam·ing.
verb (used without object), tamed, tam·ing.
Origin of tame
Synonyms for tame
Antonyms for tame
Related Words for tamedsubdue, suppress, restrain, soften, conquer, pacify, curb, temper, vanquish, discipline, mitigate, mute, humble, bust, repress, break, train, bridle, gentle, enslave
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Contemporary Examples of tamed
They projected sexual charisma, to be sure, but it was a charisma that was tamed and domesticated for their youngest female fans.What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’
October 31, 2013
You can draw a fairly straight line from Helms to Karl Rove, who tamed and adapted the approach for a national audience.The Crazy Ted Cruz-Jesse Helms Connection
September 12, 2013
A new book tells the story of John Randel Jr., who tamed Manhattan with its famous grid.The Manhattan Project: The Legacy of John Randel Jr.
February 21, 2013
Luckily, says Hounsou, the direction society is moving makes this the perfect time for that Wild West to be tamed.The Power of Documentary: Danny Glover, Djimon Hounsou, and ‘Budrus’ Director Julia Bacha
November 18, 2012
Then, too, leaders can be flattered, rewarded, ego-gratified and tamed.How the Wall Street Protesters Win
October 14, 2011
Historical Examples of tamed
No one with the tamed soul and broken spirit of a slave can be free.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
Some of these had indeed been tamed, but more had been degraded.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
This animal may be tamed, and then becomes very frolicksome and full of tricks.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
The crops continued to grow on the tamed black dirt of the planetoid.Beside Still Waters
This was afore he got married, Sim; his wife's tamed him a little.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin for tame
Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.
early Middle English teme, from Old English temian "make tame" (see tame (adj.)); form altered 14c. by influence of the adjective. Related: Tamed; taming.