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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"


  1. dominate(Noun)

    A powerful underarm volley shot.

  2. dominate(Noun)

    To overlook from a height

  3. dominate(Verb)

    To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power

  4. dominate(Verb)

    To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone

  5. dominate(Verb)

    To enjoy a commanding position in some field

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominate(verb)

    to predominate over; to rule; to govern

  2. Dominate(verb)

    to be dominant

  3. Origin: [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. Yutaka Miura:

    A weak yen and rising U.S. futures dominate market sentiment today.

  2. Salman Aziz:

    People are always busy in trying to manipulate and dominate others!

  3. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    We don't want to dominate the region. We are happy with our size and geography.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    Unfortunately, in our society, power means the ability to dominate and oppress.

  5. Seth Winter:

    The Olympics ’ ability to dominate prime time for 17 consecutive nights is unmatched.

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