- (verb) IPA(key): /dəˈmɛ.stɪ.keɪt/, /-stə-/
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- (noun) IPA(key): /dəˈmɛ.stɪ.kət/, /-stə-/, /-kɪt/
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- Hyphenation: do‧mes‧ti‧cate
- (transitive) To make domestic.
- (transitive) To make (more) fit for domestic life.
- (transitive) To adapt to live with humans.
- The Russians claim to have successfully domesticated foxes.
- (intransitive) To adapt to live with humans.
- Dogs have clearly domesticated more than cats.
- (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.
- (transitive, translation studies) To amend the elements of a text to fit local culture.
- Antonym: foreignize
to make domestic
to make fit for domestic life
(transitive) to adapt to live with humans
(intransitive) to adapt to live with humans
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domesticate (plural domesticates)
domesticate f pl