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dom·i·nate

 (dŏm′ə-nāt′)
v. dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing, dom·i·nates
v.tr.
1. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.
2. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives.
3.
a. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market.
b. To be the most abundant in: Grasses dominate most salt marshes.
4. To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley.
v.intr.
1. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
3. To be predominant in an ecosystem.

[Latin dominārī, domināt-, to rule, from dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

dom′i·na′tive adj.
dom′i·na′tor n.

dominate

(ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt)
vb
1. to control, rule, or govern (someone or something)
2. to tower above (surroundings, etc); overlook
3. (tr; usually passive) to predominate in (something or someone)
[C17: from Latin dominārī to be lord over, from dominus lord]
ˈdomiˌnating adj
ˈdomiˌnatingly adv
ˈdominative adj
ˈdomiˌnator n

dom•i•nate

(ˈdɒm əˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.t.
1. to rule over; control.
2. to tower above; overlook.
3. to be the major factor or influence in.
4. Math. (of a series, vector, etc.) to have terms or components greater in absolute value than the corresponding terms or components of a given series, vector, etc.
v.i.
5. to exercise power or control; predominate; rule.
6. to occupy a commanding or elevated position.
[1605–15; < Latin dominātus, past participle of dominārī to master, control]
dom′i•nat`ing•ly, adv.
dom′i•na`tor, n.

dominate


Past participle: dominated
Gerund: dominating

Imperative
dominate
dominate
Present
I dominate
you dominate
he/she/it dominates
we dominate
you dominate
they dominate
Preterite
I dominated
you dominated
he/she/it dominated
we dominated
you dominated
they dominated
Present Continuous
I am dominating
you are dominating
he/she/it is dominating
we are dominating
you are dominating
they are dominating
Present Perfect
I have dominated
you have dominated
he/she/it has dominated
we have dominated
you have dominated
they have dominated
Past Continuous
I was dominating
you were dominating
he/she/it was dominating
we were dominating
you were dominating
they were dominating
Past Perfect
I had dominated
you had dominated
he/she/it had dominated
we had dominated
you had dominated
they had dominated
Future
I will dominate
you will dominate
he/she/it will dominate
we will dominate
you will dominate
they will dominate
Future Perfect
I will have dominated
you will have dominated
he/she/it will have dominated
we will have dominated
you will have dominated
they will have dominated
Future Continuous
I will be dominating
you will be dominating
he/she/it will be dominating
we will be dominating
you will be dominating
they will be dominating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dominating
you have been dominating
he/she/it has been dominating
we have been dominating
you have been dominating
they have been dominating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dominating
you will have been dominating
he/she/it will have been dominating
we will have been dominating
you will have been dominating
they will have been dominating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dominating
you had been dominating
he/she/it had been dominating
we had been dominating
you had been dominating
they had been dominating
Conditional
I would dominate
you would dominate
he/she/it would dominate
we would dominate
you would dominate
they would dominate
Past Conditional
I would have dominated
you would have dominated
he/she/it would have dominated
we would have dominated
you would have dominated
they would have dominated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dominate - be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
override - prevail over; "health considerations override financial concerns"
overarch - be central or dominant; "This scene overarches the entire first act"
outbalance, overbalance, preponderate, outweigh - weigh more heavily; "these considerations outweigh our wishes"
2.dominate - be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
overbear - overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"
possess - enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"
3.dominate - have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
subjugate, subject - make subservient; force to submit or subdue
4.dominate - be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
bulk large, brood, loom, hover - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
5.dominate - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
dwarf, overshadow, shadow - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

dominate

verb
1. prevail over, eclipse, overshadow, cloud, overrule, detract from, outshine countries where war dominates life
2. control, lead, rule, direct, master, govern, monopolize, tyrannize, have the upper hand over, lead by the nose (informal), overbear, have the whip hand over, domineer, keep under your thumb He denied that his country wants to dominate Europe.
3. prevail, predominate, be influential, have the upper hand, rule the roost, be pre-eminent Usually, one partner dominates.
4. tower above, overlook, survey, dwarf, stand over, loom over, stand head and shoulders above, bestride The building dominates this whole place.

dominate

verb
1. To exercise authority or influence over:
Idioms: be at the helm, be in the driver's seat, hold sway over, hold the reins.
2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner:
3. To occupy the preeminent position in:
Idioms: have the ascendancy, reign supreme.
4. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of:
Translations
يُسَيْطِر، يسود، يَتَسَلَّطيَكونُ غالِبا أو سائِدا
dominovatovládat
beherskedominere
ríkja, ráîa yfirvera ríkjandi/ráîandi; yfirgnæfa
dominovať
vladati
hâkim olmaknazır olmaküstünlük kurmak

dominate

[ˈdɒmɪneɪt] VT & VIdominar

dominate

[ˈdɒmɪneɪt] vtdominer
to be dominated by sth → être dominé(e) par qch
to be dominated by sb → être dominé(e) par qn

dominate

vidominieren
vtbeherrschen; (colour, feature)beherrschen, dominieren; (species, gene)dominieren

dominate

[ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt] vt & vidominare

dominant

(ˈdominənt) adjective
ruling; most important; strongest. the dominant group in society; Green was the dominant colour in the room.
ˈdominance noun
ˈdominate (-neit) verb
1. to have command or influence (over). The stronger man dominates the weaker.
2. to be most strong or most noticeable etc (in). The skyline is dominated by the castle.
ˌdomiˈnation noun
References in classic literature ?
That was "competition," so far as it concerned the wage-earner, the man who had only his labor to sell; to those on top, the exploiters, it appeared very differently, of course--there were few of them, and they could combine and dominate, and their power would be unbreakable.
As long as I live, the personality of Dorian Gray will dominate me.
For that moment I touched an emotion beyond the common range of men, yet one that the poor brutes we dominate know only too well.
The gloomy building rose from the bosom of the ocean with imposing majesty and seemed to dominate the scene.
Far to the east the Three Tetons lift their heads sublimely, and dominate this wide sea of lava -- one of the most striking features of a wilderness where everything seems on a scale of stern and simple grandeur.
The work of art is to dominate the spectator: the spectator is not to dominate the work of art.
A man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
shouted he, with the voice of a giant, with one of those voices which dominate over cannon, the sea, the tempest.
He was too thoroughly self-centred, however, to let other than his own preferences long dominate his Rag-weed's actions.
It both protected the advances already made to the north, and helped to dominate the sea coast.
Partly it came no doubt from his own masterful nature, which loved to dominate and surprise those who were around him.
or, as Eliza would qualify him, a toff), and speaks like one; he is nicely dressed, is treated by the Colonel as an equal, loves her unaffectedly, and is not her master, nor ever likely to dominate her in spite of his advantage of social standing.