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predominate

[ pri-dom-uh-neyt ]
/ pr瑟藞d蓲m 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used without object), pre路dom路i路nat路ed, pre路dom路i路nat路ing.
to be the stronger or leading element or force.
to have numerical superiority or advantage: The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
to surpass others in authority or influence; be preeminent: He predominated in the political scene.
to have or exert controlling power (often followed by over): Good sense predominated over the impulse to fight.
to appear more noticeable or imposing than something else: Blues and greens predominated in the painting.
verb (used with object), pre路dom路i路nat路ed, pre路dom路i路nat路ing.
to dominate or prevail over.
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Origin of predominate

1585鈥95; <Medieval Latin praedomin膩tus, past participle of praedomin膩r墨 to predominate. See pre-, dominate

OTHER WORDS FROM predominate

pre路dom路i路nate路ly [pri-dom-uh-nit-lee], /pr瑟藞d蓲m 蓹 n瑟t li/, adverbpre路dom路i路nat路ing路ly, adverbpre路dom路i路na路tion, nounpre路dom路i路na路tor, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH predominate

predominant, predominate
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British Dictionary definitions for predominate

predominate
/ (pr瑟藞d蓲m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(intr often foll by over) to have power, influence, or control
(intr) to prevail or preponderate
(tr) rare to dominate or have control over
adjective (pr瑟藞d蓲m瑟n瑟t)
another word for predominant

Derived forms of predominate

predominately, adverbpredomination, nounpredominator, noun

Word Origin for predominate

C16: from Medieval Latin praedomin膩r墨, from Latin prae before + domin膩r墨 to bear rule, domineer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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