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Definition: to tame, domesticate, make more sociable

Je ne puis pas jouer avec toi, dit le renard. Je ne suis pas apprivoisé.
"I can't play with you," said the fox. "I'm not tame." (Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Sa fille est sauvage ; elle devrait être apprivoisée - His daughter is wild; she should be made (taught to be) more sociable

Related: l'apprivoisement (m) - taming; apprivoisable (adj) - tameable

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