Definitions for: Predominate

[adj] having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
[v] be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
[v] appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*dom"i*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Predominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Predominating.] [Pref. pre-
+ dominate: cf. F. pr['e]dominer.]
To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority;
to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule;
to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart.

[Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. --Sir. I.

Pre*dom"i*nate, v. t.
To rule over; to overpower. [R.]

Synonyms: dominant, dominate, hulk, loom, overriding, paramount, predominant, preponderant, preponderating, prevail, reign, rule, tower

See Also: lift, outbalance, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, override, preponderate, rear, redound, rise

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