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domineer

[ dom-uh-neer ]

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to rule arbitrarily or despotically; tyrannize.
  2. to tower; to tower over or above:

    The castle domineers the town.



domineer

/ ˌdɒmɪˈnɪə /

verb

  1. introften foll byover to act with arrogance or tyranny; behave imperiously


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Word History and Origins

Origin of domineer1

First recorded in 1585–95; from Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominārī, equivalent to domin(us) “lord” + -ārī infinitive suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of domineer1

C16: from Dutch domineren, from French dominer to dominate

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Example Sentences

Is it not evident that the desire to domineer over men is the essence of their profession?

You will domineer over her, and desire to have your own way.

They looked upon the people not as the flock of God, but only as their own to spoil, misuse and domineer over.

The Osseous is inclined to dominate and often to domineer over his mate and over his family in general.

However, that's just where the disadvantage comes in—he's too much inclined to domineer.

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