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Meaning of DOMINEER

Pronunciation:  `dâmu'neer

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

DOMINEER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: tyrannise, tyrannize
 See Also: ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, hector, push around, strong-arm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dom`i*neer"\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Domineered};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Domineering}.] [F. dominer, L. dominari: cf.
OD. domineren to feast luxuriously. See {Dominate}, v. t.]
To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master;
to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with
conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as,
to domineer over dependents.

      Go to the feast, revel and domineer.     --Shak.

      His wishes tend abroad to roam, And hers to domineer at
      home.                                    --Prior.

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