What is another word for domesticate?

Pronunciation: [dəmˈɛstɪkˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Domesticate is a term that refers to the process of taming or training wild animals for human use. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this process. One useful term is the word "cultivate," which refers to the process of developing or nurturing something over time. Another synonym for domesticate is "civilize," which refers to the cultural or social process of bringing someone or something under human control. The word "tame" is another useful synonym for domesticate, as it specifically refers to the process of making animals more docile and easier to handle. All of these synonyms can be used interchangeably to describe the act of making wild animals more suitable for human use.

Synonyms for Domesticate:

What are the hypernyms for Domesticate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Domesticate?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for domesticate (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for domesticate?

The word 'domesticate' refers to taming or training a wild animal to be suitable for human use. Its antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. 'Wild' is an antonym of 'domesticate' and it refers to animals that are in their natural habitat and not controlled or tamed by humans. 'Feral' is another antonym which means wild and untamed. 'Untamed' itself is another antonym of the word domesticate too. 'Savage' being another antonym refers to something that is untamed, wild or uncivilized. Similarly, 'ferocious' refers to wild and untamed animals that can pose danger to humans, unlike domesticated animals.

What are the antonyms for Domesticate?

Usage examples for Domesticate

The "barbarian" in poetry has recently been defined as "the man who regards his passions as their own excuse for being; who does not domesticate them either by understanding their cause or by conceiving their ideal goal."
"The Approach to Philosophy"
Ralph Barton Perry
They domesticate very curiously.
"She Buildeth Her House"
Will Comfort
In this he was wonderfully successful; he had a large menagerie of the feathered tribe as well as numbers of four-footed beasts which he had trapped and contrived to domesticate.
"With Axe and Rifle"
W.H.G. Kingston

Famous quotes with Domesticate

  • Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated.
    Abu Bakar Bashir
  • All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
    John W. Gardner
  • We rebel against the impossible. I sense a wish in some professional religion-mongers to make God possible, to make him comprehensible to the naked intellect, domesticate him so that he's easy to believe in.a comprehensible God is no more than an idol.
    Madeleine L'Engle
  • Logically, humanity itself will also become a domesticate of this order as the world of production processes us as much as it degrades and deforms every other natural system.
    John Zerzan
  • Here's the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can't exactly communicate with them, but you can get them to swarm in one place and when they're not looking, you can carry off the honey.
    Orson Scott Card

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