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pre·dom·i·nate

 (prĭ-dŏm′ə-nāt′)
v. pre·dom·i·nat·ed, pre·dom·i·nat·ing, pre·dom·i·nates
v.intr.
1. To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail: Good predominates over evil in many literary works.
2. To be of or have greater quantity or importance; preponderate: French-speaking people predominate in Quebec.
v.tr.
To dominate or prevail over.
adj. (ə-nət)
Predominant.

[Medieval Latin praedominārī, praedomināt- : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dominārī, to rule (from dominus, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots).]

pre·dom′i·nate·ly (-nĭt-lē) adv.
pre·dom′i·na′tion n.
pre·dom′i·na′tor n.

predominate

(prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt)
vb
1. (often foll by: over) to have power, influence, or control
2. (intr) to prevail or preponderate
3. (tr) rare to dominate or have control over
adj
another word for predominant
[C16: from Medieval Latin praedominārī, from Latin prae before + dominārī to bear rule, domineer]
preˈdominately adv
preˌdomiˈnation n
preˈdomiˌnator n

pre•dom•i•nate

(prɪˈdɒm əˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to be the stronger or leading element or force.
2. to have numerical superiority or advantage.
3. to surpass others; be preeminent.
4. to have or exert controlling power (often fol. by over): Good sense predominated over anger.
v.t.
5. to dominate or prevail over.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin praedominātus, past participle of praedominārī. See pre-, dominate]
pre•dom′i•nate•ly (-nɪt li) adv.
pre•dom`i•na′tion, n.

predominate


Past participle: predominated
Gerund: predominating

Imperative
predominate
predominate
Present
I predominate
you predominate
he/she/it predominates
we predominate
you predominate
they predominate
Preterite
I predominated
you predominated
he/she/it predominated
we predominated
you predominated
they predominated
Present Continuous
I am predominating
you are predominating
he/she/it is predominating
we are predominating
you are predominating
they are predominating
Present Perfect
I have predominated
you have predominated
he/she/it has predominated
we have predominated
you have predominated
they have predominated
Past Continuous
I was predominating
you were predominating
he/she/it was predominating
we were predominating
you were predominating
they were predominating
Past Perfect
I had predominated
you had predominated
he/she/it had predominated
we had predominated
you had predominated
they had predominated
Future
I will predominate
you will predominate
he/she/it will predominate
we will predominate
you will predominate
they will predominate
Future Perfect
I will have predominated
you will have predominated
he/she/it will have predominated
we will have predominated
you will have predominated
they will have predominated
Future Continuous
I will be predominating
you will be predominating
he/she/it will be predominating
we will be predominating
you will be predominating
they will be predominating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predominating
you have been predominating
he/she/it has been predominating
we have been predominating
you have been predominating
they have been predominating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predominating
you will have been predominating
he/she/it will have been predominating
we will have been predominating
you will have been predominating
they will have been predominating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predominating
you had been predominating
he/she/it had been predominating
we had been predominating
you had been predominating
they had been predominating
Conditional
I would predominate
you would predominate
he/she/it would predominate
we would predominate
you would predominate
they would predominate
Past Conditional
I would have predominated
you would have predominated
he/she/it would have predominated
we would have predominated
you would have predominated
they would have predominated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.predominate - 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.predominate - appear very large or occupy a commanding positionpredominate - appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
rear, rise, lift - rise up; "The building rose before them"
Adj.1.predominate - having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

predominate

verb
1. be in the majority, dominate, prevail, stand out, be predominant, be most noticeable, preponderate All nationalities were represented, but the English predominated.
2. prevail, rule, reign, hold sway, get the upper hand, carry weight a society where Islamic principles predominate

predominate

verb
To occupy the preeminent position in:
Idioms: have the ascendancy, reign supreme.
Translations
يَسود، يُسَيْطِر
mít převahupřevažovat
ríkja, yfirgnæfa
dominuotivyrauti
būt pārsvarādominēt
çoğunlukta olmak

predominate

[prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt] VIpredominar (over sobre)

predominate

[prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt] viprédominer

predominate

vi
(in numbers) → vorherrschen
(in influence etc) → überwiegen; Good will always predominate over Evildas Gute wird immer über das Böse siegen; if you allow any one individual to predominate (over the others)wenn man einem einzigen gestattet, die anderen zu beherrschen

predominate

[prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt] vipredominare

predominate

(priˈdomineit) verb
to be the stronger or greater in amount, size, number etc. In this part of the country industry predominates (over agriculture).
preˈdominant adjective
stronger, more numerous, more noticeable etc. The English language is predominant in America.
preˈdominantly adverb
preˈdominance noun
References in classic literature ?
Ever busily winding the golden thread that bound them all together, weaving the service of her happy influence through the tissue of all their lives, and making it predominate nowhere, Lucie heard in the echoes of years none but friendly and soothing sounds.
He was not in the least lofty or aristocratic, but simply a merry-eyed, small-featured, grey-haired man, with his chin propped by an ample, many-creased white neckcloth which seemed to predominate over every other point in his person, and somehow to impress its peculiar character on his remarks; so that to have considered his amenities apart from his cravat would have been a severe, and perhaps a dangerous, effort of abstraction.
And I scruple not to affirm, that it is infinitely less likely that either of them should gain an ascendant in the national councils, than that the one or the other of them should predominate in all the local councils.
Darcy, by the feelings which prevailed on his entering the room; and then, though but a moment before she had believed her wishes to predominate, she began to regret that he came.
Besides this aerial spirit they believe in an inferior one, who inhabits the fire, and of whom they are in perpetual dread, as, though he possesses equally the power of good and evil, the evil is apt to predominate.
Beaufort, after all, had not managed to "tide over"; but by setting afloat the rumour that he had done so he had reassured his depositors, and heavy payments had poured into the bank till the previous evening, when disturbing reports again began to predominate.
And the deeper he went in domesticity the more did the sense of acquitting himself and acting with propriety predominate over any other satisfaction.
In colour they differ much; and it is a remarkable circumstance, that in different parts of this on small island, different colours predominate.
I'll be satisfied with flesh and blood too - only the spirit must shine through and predominate.
The antagonism of the two tendencies is not less active in individuals, as the love of adventure or the love of repose happens to predominate.
on the contrary, wisdom shall predominate, and, on the most mature
The repulsive power in his rear however appeared to predominate, and by a singular exception, as he would have said himself, to all philosophical principles, it rather increased than diminished by distance.