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Feb
26
2016

dominate

da m@ neIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to control or govern by the use of power or influence; rule.
example:  The Soviet Union dominated the smaller communist nations of Eastern Europe.
example:  His authoritarian father dominated him to a stifling degree.

definition 2:  to rise above; tower over.
example: The massive castle dominates the landscape.

definition 3:  to pervade; characterize.
example:  The topic of war dominated the conversation.

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to be above others in authority; be in command.
example:  The Romans dominated in the Mediterranean during those times.

definition 2:  to be in the top position.
example:  Each of the three top companies is struggling to dominate.

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