domesticate
Pronunciation
  • (verb) IPA: /dəˈmɛstɪkeɪt/
  • (noun) IPA: /dəˈmɛstɪkət/
Verb

domesticate (domesticates, present participle domesticating; past and past participle domesticated)

  1. (transitive) To make domestic.
  2. (transitive) To make fit for domestic life.
  3. (transitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    The Russian claims to have successfully domesticated foxes.
  4. (intransitive) To adapt to live with humans.
    Dogs have clearly domesticated more than cats.
  5. (transitive) To make a legal instrument recognized and enforceable in a jurisdiction foreign to the one in which the instrument was originally issued or created.
  6. (transitive, translation studies) To amend the elements of a text to fit local culture.
    Antonyms: foreignize
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: domesticar-se
Noun

domesticate (plural domesticates)

  1. An animal or plant that has been domesticated.
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