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Meaning of DOMINATE

Pronunciation:  'dâmu`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
  2. [v]  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
  3. [v]  be in control; rule the roost; "Her husband completely dominates her"
  4. [v]  look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

DOMINATE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: command, master, overlook, overtop, predominate, prevail, reign, rule
 See Also: act upon, command, control, dwarf, influence, lie, outbalance, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, overbear, override, overshadow, possess, preponderate, redound, shadow, subject, subjugate, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dominated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Dominating}.] [L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari to
    dominate, fr. dominus master, lord. See {Dame}, and cf.
    To predominate over; to rule; to govern. ``A city dominated
    by the ax.'' --Dickens.
          We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either
          dominant or dominated.                   --W. Tooke.
  2. \Dom"i*nate\, v. i.
    To be dominant. --Hallam.
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