domesticate


domesticate (http://definr.com/domesticate)

     v 1: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
          "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" [syn: cultivate, naturalize,
           naturalise, tame]
     2: overcome the wildness of (an animal); make docile and
        tractable; "He tames lions for the circus" [syn: domesticize,
         domesticise, tame]
     3: make (animals) fit for cultivation, domestic life, and
        service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time
        ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
        [syn: tame]