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dominate

[ dom-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈdɒm əˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing.
to rule; exercise control; predominate.
to occupy a commanding or elevated position.
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Origin of dominate

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin dominātus (past participle of dominārī “to master, control”), equivalent to domin- (stem of dominus ) “master” + -ātus suffix (see -ate1)

OTHER WORDS FROM dominate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dominate

dominant, dominate , domineer
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British Dictionary definitions for dominate

dominate
/ (ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt) /

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 dominārī to be lord over, from dominus lord
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