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domesticate (verb), domesticates; domesticated; domesticating
1. In agriculture, to accustom an animal to living with or near people; examples include farm animals or pets: People have domesticated dogs, cats, cattle, horses, chickens, other birds, etc. for many years.
2. To educate people to behave in an appropriate way at home; such as, to use good manners, to be polite and helpful: Shirley's mother jokes that the family's cat and dog are easier to domesticate than the children.
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domesticate (duh MES ti kayt")
Now cate is explaining that there are times when animals are bred and/or trained to accept the care and attention of humans; often for their mutual benefits; including, the development of land with plants or crops for use by people.
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