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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.dominating - most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
2.dominating - used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
3.dominating - offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted powerdominating - offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"
domineering - tending to domineer

dominating

adjective
Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations

dominating

[ˈdɒmɪneɪtɪŋ] ADJdominante, dominador

dominating

[ˈdɒmɪneɪtɪŋ] adj (= commanding) [person, influence] → dominateur/trice
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Here and there were flags, the red in the stripes dominating.
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With Tiger Woods looking, with every passing week, like a has-been and Europe dominating Majors and the world rankings, the Americans are desperate for a new hero.
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Another feature is a passive acceptance of the supposed superiority of the dominating group's culture and its right to dominate.
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He was the author of 'The Age of Reason'; 'Common Sense'; and 'The Rights of Man', three of the most important treatises to provide the philosophical underpinnings to America's colonial struggle for emancipation from a dominate and dominating England.
Competing for the Thousand Oaks-based Class Aquatics swim team, Smalling's second victory of the Junior Olympics came with a dominating 4:27.