verb (used without object), pre·dom·i·nat·ed, pre·dom·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), pre·dom·i·nat·ed, pre·dom·i·nat·ing.
Origin of predominate
Examples from the Web for predominate
One thing, however, is indispensable—a divine tendency must predominate in it.The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures|Frederick von Schlegel
Yet, it is unavoidable that certain groups of questions should predominate for a while.
This is usually associated with a spreading lepto-meningitis, the symptoms of which predominate.
Groups of men were lounging idly about, and confusion seemed to predominate.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas
The spelling recitation may be both oral and written, but written spelling should predominate the first year.How to Teach Phonics|Lida M. Williams
Word Origin for predominate
1590s, from Medieval Latin predominatus, past participle of predominare (see predominant). Related: Predominated; predominating; predominatingly.