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synonyms for taming

  • conquer
  • curb
  • pacify
  • restrain
  • soften
  • subdue
  • suppress
  • temper
  • vanquish
  • break
  • bridle
  • bust
  • check
  • discipline
  • domesticize
  • domiciliate
  • enslave
  • gentle
  • house-train
  • housebreak
  • humble
  • mitigate
  • mute
  • repress
  • subjugate
  • train
  • break in
  • break the spirit
  • bring to heel
  • tone down
  • water down
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antonyms for taming

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  • agitate
  • encourage
  • fail
  • incite
  • irritate
  • lose
  • release
  • surrender
  • upset
  • aid
  • allow
  • fix
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • liberate
  • mend
  • permit
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How to use taming in a sentence

He felt the atmosphere of the little society, and acknowledged that it was “taming the savage beast.”
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
He did not need taming, for he was tame from the beginning, as it never entered into his head that anyone could be unkind to him.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
And then in the second chapel on the right is a lovely Sienese Madonna, and a strange fresco on the left wall of men taming bulls.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
The literature on the taming of animals, the education of juveniles and adults, and on social control belongs in this field.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
But her eagerness, her hunted wild-bird air only stirred in McNab a lust for the capture and taming of her.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
I have ever taken great pleasure in taming animals, particularly those that are wild and fearful.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
With a taming-wand I smite thee, and I will tame thee, maiden!
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
Dad has changed his plans and wants to get back home, so we leave Manila by the Taming on the eleventh.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
Taming more that is large and shouting minus a sight is not a disappointment not at all when breathing has no temperature.
MATISSE PICASSO AND GERTRUDE STEINGERTRUDE STEIN
Petruchio, in "The Taming of the Shrew," calls the tailor's measuring-yard his mete-yard.
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