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v. dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing, dom·i·nates
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.
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.
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.
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Exercising controlling power or influence:
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English has three cases, the dominative, the objectionable and the
As Bob and I have reflected on the ways in which our job-related and financial decisions have diverged from the dominative patterns of traditional masculine socialization in our culture, we have come to another realization as well.
I read both with and against Chase-Riboud's romantic figurations of ambivalent scenes of sexual agency and her representations of Hemings's sexual desire to forefront how restrictive choice, coercive power, and threat of punishment frame idyllic notions of "romance," and how prescribed dominative economies wield and achieve power precisely by producing expressions in the captive subject that can be read paradoxically as "free" agency (romance) unmediated by force.
In reviewing my own decade-long experiences within Atlanta's gay male ghetto and in prophetically challenging those who, a quarter century post-Stonewall and nearly two decades into the HIV/AIDS pandemic, still advocate multiple, anonymous, and objectified genital experiences for gay men, I am deeply concerned that "without mutuality--the willingness to know and be known--human libidinal and erotic desires are infected with dominative elements [such as selfishness and self-centeredness] that thwart and destroy" (Boyd, 1995, p.
Art is here a glimmer of messianic light avoiding dominative reason and the conceptual truncation of reality.
However, God, the Creator, is the only One whose motion is in the dominative, free positon and subject to nothing.
Both ways require to enlarge the wavelength band that is used for transmission, but in WDM systems it is limited due to the wavelength dependence of signal attenuation in optical fibers and due to limited amplification wavelength band of conventional erbiumdoped fiber amplifiers (EDFA), that are the dominative type of optical amplifiers used in modern transmission systems [4].
More than a simple dominative drive, violation is an economy--an accumulation of violence, a transaction of destitution.
They shared the table as equally involved subjects of the process, rather than the women being helpless objects of a unilateral exercise of dominative male power.
Schein wanted to get away from the presumptively heterosexual narrative in which Hmong culture was commonly portrayed--by Hmong and other observers alike--as historically conservative and dominative toward women, and consequently as being sexually "liberated" by migration to the West.