verb (used with object), dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing.
Origin of dominate
Examples from the Web for dominator
Until he was beaten he was dominator, arbiter, and despot, if he chose to be.The Grizzly King|James Oliver Curwood
Had he not been the very monk he was, he would not have been the dominator of men and situations that he proved himself to be.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Verse is no dominator over the poet, except inasmuch as the bond is reciprocal, and the poet dominates over the verse.English Critical Essays|Various
He was tender and he was happy, but he was, after all, the dominator.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
My creature, viz., a particular expression of will, would have become my dominator.Anarchism|Paul Eltzbacher
British Dictionary definitions for dominator
Word Origin for dominate
Word Origin and History for dominator
1610s, from Latin dominatus, past participle of dominari "to rule, dominate, to govern," from dominus (see domain). Related: Dominated; dominating. Or perhaps a back-formation from domination.