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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dominated - controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
controlled - restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs"
2.dominated - harassed by persistent nagging
submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
References in classic literature ?
The Ionic School of Epic poetry was, as we have seen, dominated by the Homeric tradition, and while the style and method of treatment are Homeric, it is natural that the Ionic poets refrained from cultivating the ground tilled by Homer, and chose for treatment legends which lay beyond the range of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey".
He is himself forever dominated in imagination by the world, and even while he tells you it is not worth while he makes you feel that it is worth while.
He was welded into a common personality which was dominated by a single desire.
At school and college he had dominated his fellows, he dominated now.
Our right flank was posted on a rather steep incline which dominated the French position.
Yet he could not help feeling infinite pity for the painter who had just made this strange confession to him, and wondered if he himself would ever be so dominated by the personality of a friend.
Towards midday, when the sun devoured space, and scarcely the tops of the masts dominated the incandescent limit of the sea, Athos perceived a soft aerial shadow rise, and vanish as soon as seen.
When it dominated the rykor it might have other human instincts; but these she dreaded even to think of.
Nevertheless he was dominated by cold intellect and an instinct for the practical.
A mass of inharmonious structures, it is dominated by a donjon.
It was not that she dwelt upon details of their acquaintance, or recalled in any special or peculiar way his personality; it was his being, his existence, which dominated her thought, fading sometimes as if it would melt into the mist of the forgotten, reviving again with an intensity which filled her with an incomprehensible longing.
While this equable and bland temperature prevails throughout the lower country, the peaks and ridges of the vast mountains by which it is dominated, are covered with perpetual snow.