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1. domesticate

verb. ['dəˈmɛstəˌkeɪt'] make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans.

Synonyms

  • tame
  • domesticise
  • reclaim
  • accommodate
  • adapt

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • domestic (English)
  • domesticus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Domesticate

  • abdicate
  • adjudicate
  • advocate
  • aguacate
  • allocate
  • aluminosilicate
  • authenticate
  • bifurcate
  • bifurcate
  • cheapskate
  • communicate
  • complicate
  • confiscate
  • dedicate
  • deprecate
  • duplicate
  • educate
  • educate
  • equivocate
  • eradicate

Sentences with domesticate


1. Verb, base form
The plants typically grow in the wild and are hard to domesticate.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Silk manufacturers domesticate silkworms and raise them in artificial settings to control how the silk gets harvested.

Quotes about domesticate


1. It might be a good idea if, like the White Queen, we practiced believing six impossible things every morning before breakfast, for we are called on to believe what to many people is impossible. Instead of rejoicing in this glorious "impossible"which gives meaning and dignity to our lives, we try to domesticate God, to make his might actions comprehensible to our finite minds.
- Madeleine L'Engle

2. domesticate

verb. ['dəˈmɛstəˌkeɪt'] adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.

Synonyms

  • tame
  • naturalise
  • cultivate
  • accommodate
  • adapt

Antonyms

  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • domestic (English)
  • domesticus (Latin)

3. domesticate

verb. ['dəˈmɛstəˌkeɪt'] overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • break in
  • tame
  • modify
  • change
  • domesticise
  • break
  • reclaim

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • domestic (English)
  • domesticus (Latin)
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