The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tame \Tame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Taming.] [AS. tamian, temian, akin to D. tammen, temmen, G.
z[aum]hmen, OHG. zemmen, Icel. temja, Goth. gatamjan. See
1. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle
and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a
They had not been tamed into submission, but baited
into savegeness and stubbornness. --Macaulay.
2. To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride
or passions of youth.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "taming":
acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming, adaption,
adjustment, breaking, breaking-in, case hardening, conditioning,
conquering, crushing, domestication, familiarization, gentling,
habituation, hardening, housebreaking, humbling, humiliation,
inurement, naturalization, orientation, quelling, reduction,
seasoning, subdual, suppression, training, treading down