To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
- Brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state.
- Naturally unafraid; not timid: "The sea otter is gentle and relatively tame” ( Peter Matthiessen).
- Submissive; docile; fawning: tame obedience.
- Insipid; flat: a tame Christmas party.
- Sluggish; languid; inactive: a tame river.
- To make tractable; domesticate.
- To subdue or curb.
- To tone down; soften.