domesticate

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Only man could have placed that collar there, and as no race of Martians of which we knew aught ever had attempted to domesticate the ferocious apt, he must belong to a people of the north of whose very existence we were ignorant--possibly to the fabled yellow men of Barsoom; that once powerful race which was supposed to be extinct, though sometimes, by theorists, thought still to exist in the frozen north.
Stolley examines the manner in which Molina rhetorically domesticates the Araucanians by presenting them not as savages but instead as eloquent, rational, and pragmatic individuals who posses the intellectual capability to participate in acts of political and civic engagement.
She doesn't just find a nice guy to settle down with - she marries a rock star and then domesticates him.