: to bring into use in one's own country : to bring into domestic use : adopt
- started to domesticate European customs
: to adapt (an animal or plant) over time from a wild or natural state especially by selective breeding to life in close association with and to the benefit of humans
- The Asian equids, including the now-endangered Przewalski's horse, apparently provided the stock from which the horse was domesticated five to six thousand years ago.
- —Bruce J. MacFadden
- But every reader addicted to coffee can thank ancient Ethiopian farmers for domesticating the coffee plant.
- —Jared Diamond
: to cause to become adapted to life in a household : to make fit for domestic life
- wasn't interested in becoming domesticated
: to bring to the level of ordinary people