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dominate

dom·i·nate

dominate

 
pronunciation:
dam neIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dominated, dominates, dominating
definition 1: to control or govern by the use of power or influence; rule.
The Soviet Union dominated the smaller communist nations.His authoritarian father dominated him to a stifling degree.
synonyms:
control, govern, rule
similar words:
browbeat, command, conquer, direct, domineer, monopolize, overcome, overpower, prevail, subdue
definition 2: to rise above; tower over.
The massive castle dominates the landscape.
 
synonyms:
bestride, command, domineer
similar words:
diminish, dwarf, eclipse, overshadow
definition 3: to pervade; characterize.
The topic of war dominated the conversation.
synonyms:
characterize, pervade
similar words:
overpower, override, overrun, overwhelm, rule
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be above others in authority or position; be in command.
The Romans dominated in the Mediterranean during those times.
synonyms:
reign, rule
similar words:
boss, command, govern, lead, preponderate, tyrannize
definition 2: to be in a dominant position.
Each of the three top companies is struggling to dominate.
synonyms:
predominate, prevail, reign
similar words:
govern, lead, rule, tower
derivations: dominating (adj.), dominatingly (adv.), dominator (n.)
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The word dominate contains the following parts:
dom1, domin Latin root that means master
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).