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dominate

[ dom-uh-neyt ]
/ 藞d蓲m 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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to rule; exercise control; predominate.
to occupy a commanding or elevated position.
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Origin of dominate

First recorded in 1605鈥15; from Latin domin膩tus (past participle of domin膩r墨 鈥渢o master, control鈥), equivalent to domin- (stem of dominus ) 鈥渕aster鈥 + -膩tus suffix (see -ate1)

OTHER WORDS FROM dominate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dominate

dominant, dominate , domineer
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How to use dominate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dominate

dominate
/ (藞d蓲m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
to control, rule, or govern (someone or something)
to tower above (surroundings, etc); overlook
(tr; usually passive) to predominate in (something or someone)

Derived forms of dominate

dominating, adjectivedominatingly, adverbdominative, adjectivedominator, noun

Word Origin for dominate

C17: from Latin domin膩r墨 to be lord over, from dominus lord
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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