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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 ?
In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in Communist society, the present dominates the past.
The brilliant birds and the little monkeys had become accustomed to their new acquaintances, and as they had evidently never seen human beings before they presently, after their first fright had worn off, approached closer and closer, impelled by that strange curiosity which dominates the wild creatures of the forest and the jungle and the plain, so that within the first month several of the birds had gone so far as even to accept morsels of food from the friendly hands of the Claytons.
I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
Gaining their hostelry, situated under the trees of the great Place, they took their repast in haste, and Athos led Raoul to the rocks which dominate the city, vast gray mountains, whence the view is infinite and embraces a liquid horizon which appears, so remote is it, on a level with the rocks themselves.
But when we dominate the rykor--ah, that is different, and when I hear you sing and look at your beautiful body I know what you mean by love.
She had heard great scientists discuss the future of the red race and she recalled that some had maintained that eventually the brain would entirely dominate the man.
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.
It both protected the advances already made to the north, and helped to dominate the sea coast.
The doctor's life-size portrait in oil hung in that room, and seemed completely to dominate it.
Say that v dominates w, or equivalently that w is dominated by v, when N(w) [subset or equal to] N(v).
Insightful commentary into the subject's humanity dominates the summation of her chairing of the UN Human Rights Commission.
It is not only that people today have access consumer credit to an extent that would have been unimagined even a generation ago, but that financialization has been so infused into the popular culture that the obsession with money now dominates family life, personal ambitions and decisions.