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ˈdɒm əˌneɪtdom·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevailverb

    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

    "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

  2. dominateverb

    be in control

    "Her husband completely dominates her"

  3. dominate, masterverb

    have dominance or the power to defeat over

    "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"

  4. overshadow, dominate, eclipseverb

    be greater in significance than

    "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

  5. dominate, command, overlook, overtopverb

    look down on

    "The villa dominates the town"


  1. dominatenoun

    A powerful underarm volley shot.

  2. dominatenoun

    To overlook from a height

  3. dominateverb

    To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power

  4. dominateverb

    To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone

  5. dominateverb

    To enjoy a commanding position in some field

  6. Etymology: From dominatus, perfect active participle of dominor, from dominus; see dominus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DOMINATEverb

    To predominate; to prevail over the rest.

    Etymology: dominatus, Lat.

    I thus conclude my theme,
    The dominating humour makes the dream. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominateverb

    to predominate over; to rule; to govern

  2. Dominateverb

    to be dominant

  3. Etymology: [L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari to dominate, fr. dominus master, lord. See Dame, and cf. Domineer.]


  1. Dominate

    The Dominate was the "despotic" latter phase of government in the ancient Roman Empire from the conclusion of the Third Century Crisis of 235–284 until the formal date of the collapse of the Western Empire in AD 476. It followed the period known as the Principate. In the Eastern half of the Empire, and especially from the time of Justinian I, the system of the Dominate evolved into autocratic absolutism. The term is derived from the Latin dominus, which translates English lord or master. This form of address - already used by slaves to address their masters - was used for emperors from the Julio-Claudian dynasty on, but inconsistently - Tiberius in particular is said to have reviled it as sycophancy. It became common under Diocletian, who is therefore a logical choice as the first ruler of the "early" dominate. Historian David Potter describes the transformation of government under Diocletian when describing the shifts in imagery the Emperor used to display his power: The style of Government so memorably described by Marcus, whereby the emperor sought to show himself as a model of correct aristocratic deportment, had given way to a style in which the emperor was seen to be distinct from all other mortals. His house could no longer be a grander version of houses that other people might live in: it, like him, had to be different.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dominate

    dom′in-āt, v.t. to be lord over: to govern: to prevail over, to be the chief feature of.—n. Dominā′tion, government: absolute authority: tyranny.—adj. Dom′inative, governing: (rare) arbitrary.—n. Dom′inator (Shak.), a ruler or governor: a ruling influence. [L. domināri, -ātus, to be master—dominus, master—domare = Eng. tame.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'dominate' in Verbs Frequency: #445

Anagrams for dominate »

  1. diamonte, nematoid

  2. Diamonte

  3. Nematoid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dominate in a Sentence

  1. Ali Shihabi:

    The Gulf wants to feel that America stands with them, but the biggest question mark right now is whether The US can be relied upon, saudi Arabia wants as much involvement from The US as possible in constraining Iran, so that will be a discussion that will dominate the GCC-Biden meeting.

  2. Republican Congressman Michael Gallagher:

    Given Huawei's relentless drive to dominate the 5G landscape, it is one of the most urgent national security threats facing the free world, all options should be on the table in order to impose maximum pressure.

  3. Thomas Szasz:

    We often speak of love when we really should be speaking of the drive to dominate or to master, so as to confirm ourselves as active agents, in control of our own destinies and worthy of respect from others.

  4. Hariyadi Sukamdani:

    It is due to the expensive domestic ticket prices, i understand regulators and government have tried to press to adjust the price. But it is not working, because two big airlines, Garuda and Lion, dominate the Indonesian market.

  5. Sara Parris:

    So, I went to hand him his [stuffed animal] Boo and I noticed that he didnt use his dominate arm to grab it, he reached over to grab his bunny and then again, I knew something else wasnt right.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
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