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domesticate (verb), domesticates; domesticated; domesticating
1. In agriculture, to accustom an animal to live with or near people including 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.
This entry is located in the following unit: cate family of verbs (page 2)