domineer

[ dom-uh-neer ]
/ ˌdɒm əˈnɪər /
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verb (used with or without object)

to rule arbitrarily or despotically; tyrannize.
to tower; to tower over or above: The castle domineers the town.

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Origin of domineer

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH domineer

dominant, dominate, domineer
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British Dictionary definitions for domineer

domineer
/ (ˌdɒmɪˈnɪə) /

verb

(intr often foll by over) to act with arrogance or tyranny; behave imperiously

Word Origin for domineer

C16: from Dutch domineren, from French dominer to dominate
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