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prɪˈdɒm əˌneɪtpre·dom·i·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating(verb)

    having superior power and influence

    "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"

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

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

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

  3. loom, tower, predominate, hulk(verb)

    appear very large or occupy a commanding position

    "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"


  1. predominate(Verb)

    To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size.

  2. predominate(Verb)

    To be prominent; to loom large; to be the chief component of a whole.

  3. predominate(Verb)

    To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.

  4. predominate(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Predominate(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. pre- + dominate: cf. F. prdominer.]

  2. Predominate(verb)

    to rule over; to overpower

    Etymology: [Pref. pre- + dominate: cf. F. prdominer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Predominate

    prē-dom′in-āt, v.t. to dominate or rule over.—v.i. to be dominant over: to surpass in strength or authority: to prevail.—ns. Predom′inance, Predom′inancy, condition of being predominant: superior influence: superiority: ascendency.—adj. Predom′inant, ruling: having superior power: ascendant.—adv. Predom′inantly.—n. Predominā′tion, ascendency.—Predominant partner, the partner who has a larger stake in any business than the others—applied by Lord Rosebery (1894) to England as a member of the United Kingdom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predominate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predominate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of predominate in a Sentence

  1. Menander:

    In everything you will find annoyances, but you ought to consider whether the advantages do not predominate.

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