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v. pre·dom·i·nat·ed, pre·dom·i·nat·ing, pre·dom·i·nates
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.
To dominate or prevail over.
adj. (ə-nət)

[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.
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[prɪˈdɒmɪnətli] advprincipalementpre-eminence [priˈɛmɪnəns] preeminence (US) nprééminence fpre-eminent [priˈɛmɪnənt] preeminent (US) adjprééminent(e)pre-eminently [priˈɛmɪnəntli] preeminently (US) advprincipalement
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adv (= largely, mainly)überwiegend
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