harness-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Attach a harness to, as of a horse.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] HARNESS NP2[patient[animate]]

I harnessed the horse before putting on the saddle.
There are men who think it's right to harness their wives and lead
them around like cattle.

VerbNet: butter-9.9,tape-22.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Control and direct, possibly with the intent to exploit; keep in check.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] HARNESS NP2[patient[abstract]]

China's program has harnessed some of the economic gains of the past
You must harnass your temper for good, not evil.
America must harnass its natural resources more effectively.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: harness.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4