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1    amenable, broken, cultivated, disciplined, docile, domesticated, gentle, obedient, tractable  
2    fearless, unafraid, used to human contact  
3    compliant, docile, manageable, meek, obedient, spiritless, subdued, submissive, unresisting  
4    bland, boring, dull, flat, humdrum, insipid, lifeless, prosaic, tedious, tiresome, unexciting, uninspiring, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome  
5    break in, domesticate, gentle, house-train, make tame, pacify, train  
6    break the spirit of, bridle, bring to heel, conquer, curb, discipline, enslave, humble, master, repress, subdue, subjugate, suppress  
7    mitigate, mute, soften, soft-pedal     (informal)   subdue, temper, tone down, water down  
,       adj  
1 & 2    aggressive, feral, ferocious, savage, undomesticated, untamed, wild  
3    aggressive, argumentative, obdurate, strong-willed, stubborn, unmanageable  
4    exciting, frenzied, hot, interesting, lively, stimulating  
5 & 6    make fiercer  
7    arouse, incite, intensify  
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  ( tamer    comparative)   ( tamest    superlative)   ( tames    3rd person present)   ( taming    present participle)   ( tamed    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   A tame animal or bird is one that is not afraid of humans.  
The deer never became tame; they would run away if you approached them.     
2       adj   If you say that something or someone is tame, you are criticizing them for being weak and uninteresting, rather than forceful or shocking.,   (disapproval)    Some of today's political demonstrations look rather tame...     
  tamely      adv   ADV with v  
There was no excuse though when Thomas shot tamely wide from eight yards.     
3       verb   If someone tames a wild animal or bird, they train it not to be afraid of humans and to do what they say.  
The Amazons were believed to have been the first to tame horses.      V n  

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team, tamper, trammel, take

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