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Pronunciation:  pri'dâmu`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
  2. [v]  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
  3. [v]  appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"

PREDOMINATE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dominant, dominate, hulk, loom, overriding, paramount, predominant, preponderant, preponderating, prevail, reign, rule, tower
 See Also: lift, outbalance, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, override, preponderate, rear, redound, rise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Predominated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predominating}.] [Pref. pre-
    + dominate: cf. F. pr['e]dominer.]
    To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority;
    to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule;
    to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart.
          [Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. --Sir. I.
  2. \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. t.
    To rule over; to overpower. [R.]
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