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  • v. Present participle of domesticate.

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Examples

  • GRACE: Now, there ` s also the issue, James Neavitt, of what we call domesticating the California order.

    CNN Transcript Feb 27, 2007

  • Communication (language and writing), farming, the idea of domesticating animals, etc, would place the Colonial colonists far above the natives.

    Brad Ideas - Comments

  • The concept of "domesticating" potential terrorists may seem simplistic to critics, but Thayer points out that the Palestinian Liberation Organization served as a matchmaker to successfully fight growth of the rival group Black September, an offshoot of PLO that was infamous for killing Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • To Venuti, the act of creating a transparent translation is a "domesticating" act, in that you scrub out foreign elements, strange wording, different terms, any ambiguities that could confuse the reader, and so on, so that all that remains of the text are things that are familiar for the reader.

    AnimeBlogger.net Antenna

  • "The system, or Ankara, has an assimilating and 'domesticating' mechanism.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • Over time, political, social and economic forces have brought us to a place where the working class (and to a surprising degree, the middle class) gets domesticating education and functional literacy, and the rich get empower education and powerful literacy.

    Miguel Guhlin: Nurture Human Talents

  • Second, there is domesticating education, which leads to functional literacy, literacy that makes a person productive and dependable but not troublesome.

    Miguel Guhlin: Nurture Human Talents

  • The Land Institute is cross-breeding annual grains with perennial relatives, and domesticating perennials directly.

    Julie Brothers: Farm to Fork Across America: What's the Dirt

  • The orchards, Mr. Means says, were "a source of food and drink, and a sign and promise of permanency"—to settlers, that is, not the wandering Chapman, who seemed to take off whenever civilization raised its domesticating head.

    A Pro-Growth Strategy

  • I was drawn to the concept of domesticating the plastic slide into a useful object within the home.

    Interesting Sinks: The Herms Baby Slide

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