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.
to dominate or prevail over.
- pre·dom·i·nate·ly [pri-dom-uh-nit-lee], /prɪˈdɒm ə nɪt li/, adverb
- pre·dom·i·nat·ing·ly, adverb
- pre·dom·i·na·tion, noun
- pre·dom·i·na·tor, noun
- predominant, predominate
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How to use predominate in a sentence
“Juliana’s death ends up reflecting a violent country, where those who have weapons predominate and end up doing harm,” she said.
Admittedly on the fence, he says that if asked to bet which disease will predominate, “I’d put a little bit of money each way.”What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu collide this fall? | Tina Hesman Saey | September 18, 2020 | Science News
Xue and his colleagues decided to concentrate on the substantia nigra, a region in the midbrain where dopaminergic neurons predominate and typically die during the disease.The Neurons That Appeared from Nowhere - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Nayanah Siva | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
The silhouette was classic Christopher Bailey, with coat dresses, wraps and pencil skirts predominating.
Several persons were talking at once, and Victor's voice was predominating, even over that of his mother.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Bodies could also be distinguished as fiery,949 terrestrial, and so forth, according to their predominating element.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
Such therefore is the predominating color of the solar atmosphere.Astronomy for Amateurs | Camille Flammarion
The doctor was a nondescript; a compound of gravity, fun, seriousness, and humbug—the latter predominating.Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
Each one has in it also mixtures of the other three elements, the one which gives it the name predominating.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
British Dictionary definitions for predominate
(intr often foll by over) to have power, influence, or control
(intr) to prevail or preponderate
(tr) rare to dominate or have control over
another word for predominant
- predominately, adverb
- predomination, noun
- predominator, noun
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