Definitions for: Dominate


[v] have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
[v] be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
[v] be in control; rule the roost; "Her husband completely dominates her"
[v] look down on; "The villa dominates the town"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dom"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dominated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Dominating.] [L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari to
dominate, fr. dominus master, lord. See Dame, and cf.
Domineer.]
To predominate over; to rule; to govern. ``A city dominated
by the ax.'' --Dickens.

We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either
dominant or dominated. --W. Tooke.


Dom"i*nate, v. i.
To be dominant. --Hallam.

Synonyms: command, master, overlook, overtop, predominate, prevail, reign, rule

See Also: act upon, command, control, dwarf, influence, lie, outbalance, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, overbear, override, overshadow, possess, preponderate, redound, shadow, subject, subjugate, work

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