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See definition of gentling on Dictionary.com
  • as insubdue
  • as intame
  • as inbreak in
  • as indulcify
  • as indomesticate

synonyms for gentling

  • conquer
  • crush
  • extinguish
  • humble
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • quell
  • repress
  • restrain
  • suppress
  • tame
  • temper
  • break
  • check
  • control
  • defeat
  • discipline
  • dominate
  • drop
  • gentle
  • mellow
  • overrun
  • quash
  • quench
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • reduce
  • soften
  • squelch
  • subjugate
  • trample
  • vanquish
  • bear down
  • beat down
  • break in
  • get the better of
  • get the upper hand
  • get under control
  • put down
  • shut down
  • tone down
  • triumph over
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antonyms for gentling

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • build up
  • encourage
  • let go
  • lose
  • praise
  • release
  • surrender
  • yield
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • give up
  • help
  • liberate
  • permit
  • start
  • strengthen
  • arouse
  • incite
  • rouse
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    How to use gentling in a sentence

    Instantly Devil stopped and meekly followed Roosevelt to the snubbing-post, where he was tied up for a period of 'gentling.'
    ROOSEVELT IN THE BAD LANDSH. HAGEDORN.
    If he stands, caress him as before, and continue gentling him in this way until you can get round him without making him move.
    A NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF J. S. RAREY'S ART OF TAMING HORSESJ. S. RAREY
    Again he felt a sweet security,—a taming, gentling influence through the innermost fiber of his being.
    THE SKY LINE OF SPRUCEEDISON MARSHALL
    From Confucius down to Emily Post, greater and lesser minds have worked at gentling the human race.
    THE ARMED FORCES OFFICERU. S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    Afterward he held the mare, gentling her in suppressed excitement while his father went into the house for his rifle.
    THE QUICKENINGFRANCIS LYNDE
    The helmsman ran the spokes over with no hint of gentling, and the Malahini darted prettily into the wind and about.
    A SON OF THE SUNJACK LONDON
    He went about it much as he would go about gentling a refractory broncho, and with nearly the same results.
    CHIP, OF THE FLYING UB. M. BOWER
    It was the way the men had spoken of and to him, a mingling of respect and gentling that showed how much beloved he was.
    A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESSGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
    He knelt, compassion gentling his heart, and put one hand to the insentient face.
    THE BLACK BAGLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
    The work of gentling the horses went on day after day for a week or more, and Jack never wearied of watching the work.
    JACK, THE YOUNG RANCHMANGEORGE BIRD GRINNELL
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