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do·mes·ti·cate

domesticate

 
pronunciation:
d me st keIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: domesticates, domesticating, domesticated
definition: to tame.
It took a lot of work to domesticate the wild horse.Cats were first domesticated thousands of years ago.
 
similar words:
tame
derivations: domesticated (adj.), domestication (n.)
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The word domesticate contains the following parts:
dom2 Latin root that means house
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).