What does dominate mean?

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ˈdɒm əˌneɪtdom·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)

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

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

  2. dominate(verb)

    be in control

    "Her husband completely dominates her"

  3. dominate, master(verb)

    have dominance or the power to defeat over

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

  4. overshadow, dominate, eclipse(verb)

    be greater in significance than

    "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

  5. dominate, command, overlook, overtop(verb)

    look down on

    "The villa dominates the town"

Wiktionary

  1. dominate(Noun)

    A powerful underarm volley shot.

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

  2. dominate(Noun)

    To overlook from a height

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

  3. dominate(Verb)

    To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power

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

  4. dominate(Verb)

    To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone

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

  5. dominate(Verb)

    To enjoy a commanding position in some field

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominate(verb)

    to predominate over; to rule; to govern

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

  2. Dominate(verb)

    to be dominant

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

Freebase

  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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  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. John Cornyn:

    What we need to do is elevate everybody's understanding of what China's strategic long-term goals are, and they are to dominate the United States economically and militarily, they've got a very clear strategy for doing that, and we need to wake up to that and make sure we're responding in kind.

  2. The President:

    You have to dominate or you'll look like a bunch of jerks, you have to arrest and try people.

  3. Anne Besant:

    Knowledge is essential to conquest only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment.

  4. Raymond Tanter:

    Iraq will rely more on Iran if it can, but I don’t think they can trust Iran. The United States will not try to dominate Iraq like Iran will try, there aren’t many choices available for the Iraqi government.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I am sure that Pakistani secret agencies are and were aware of the activities of the Qadiyaanies against Pakistan and Islam from around the world, especially from London, Germany, and other European countries. If not, then they should know that leaders of the Qadiyaani religious groups are following Jews lines and Indian Raw style to buy print and electronic media sources and business resources, to dominate the Muslim majority, and destruction of Pakistan and spread their so-called a person, self-claimed prophet's teachings, but in the real British agent Mirza Qadiyani who died in the toilet. The Qadiyani groups are busy and entered the print, electronic and social media, and different institutions to perform dirty role against Islam and Pakistan. I am pretty sure and believe that their end is very near.

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