Tame Tame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Taming}.] [AS. tamian, temian, akin to D. tammen, temmen, G. z["a]hmen, OHG. zemmen, Icel. temja, Goth. gatamjan. See {Tame}, a.] 1. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast. [1913 Webster]

They had not been tamed into submission, but baited into savegeness and stubbornness. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth. [1913 Webster]

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