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domesticate

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verb do·mes·ti·cate \də-ˈmes-ti-ˌkāt\

Simple Definition of domesticate

  • : to breed or train (an animal) to need and accept the care of human beings : to tame (an animal)

  • : to grow (a plant) for human use

  • : to train (someone) to behave in an appropriate way at home (such as by using good manners, being polite, being helpful, etc.)

Full Definition of domesticate

do·mes·ti·cat·eddo·mes·ti·cat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring into domestic use :  adopt

  3. 2 :  to adapt (an animal or plant) to life in intimate association with and to the advantage of humans

  4. 3 :  to make domestic :  fit for domestic life

  5. 4 :  to bring to the level of ordinary people

do·mes·ti·ca·tion play \-ˌmes-ti-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of domesticate

  1. Horses and oxen have been domesticated to work on farms.

  2. She jokes that dogs are easier to domesticate than men.



Circa 1639

First Known Use of domesticate

circa 1639

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domesticate

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noun do·mes·ti·cate \-kət, -ˌkāt\

Definition of domesticate

  1. :  a domesticated animal or plant



1951

First Known Use of domesticate

1951

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DOMESTICATE Defined for Kids

domesticate

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verb do·mes·ti·cate \də-ˈme-sti-ˌkāt\

Definition of domesticate

do·mes·ti·cat·eddo·mes·ti·cat·ing

  1. :  to bring under the control of and make usable by humans <Humans domesticated dogs thousands of years ago.>





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