Predominate

  • 1 Predominate — Pre*dom i*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Predominated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predominating}.] [Pref. pre + dominate: cf. F. pr[ e]dominer.] To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Predominate — Pre*dom i*nate, v. t. To rule over; to overpower. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 predominate — I (command) verb administer, be sovereign, be supreme, carry weight, command, determine, direct, dominate, gain the upper hand, govern, guide, have influence, have sway, have the upper hand, hold dominion, hold office, influence, lead, manage,… …

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  • 4 predominate — (v.) 1590s, from M.L. predominatus, pp. of predominare (see PREDOMINANT (Cf. predominant)). Related: Predominated; predominating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 predominate — [v] be the most important, noticeable carry weight*, command, dominate, domineer, get the upper hand*, govern, hold sway*, manage, outweigh, overrule, overshadow, preponderate, prevail, reign, rule, tell; concepts 94,117,141 …

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  • 6 predominate — ► VERB 1) be the strongest or main element. 2) have or exert control or power …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 predominate — [prē däm′ə nāt΄, pri däm′ə nāt΄; ] for adj. [, pri däm′ənit, pri däm′ənit] vi. predominated, predominating [< ML predominatus, pp. of predominari: see PRE & DOMINATE] 1. to have ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence (over others);… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 predominate — UK [prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt] / US [prɪˈdɑmɪˌneɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms predominate : present tense I/you/we/they predominate he/she/it predominates present participle predominating past tense predominated past participle predominated formal 1) to… …

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  • 9 predominate — I adj. predominate over II v. (D; intr.) to predominate over * * * [prɪ dɒmɪneɪt] (D; intr.) to predominate over predominateover …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 predominate — predominately /pri dom euh nit lee/, adv. predominatingly, adv. predomination, n. predominator, n. /pri dom euh nayt /, v., predominated, predominating. v.i. 1. to be the stronger or leading element or force. 2. to have numerical superiority or… …

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  • 11 predominate — 01. Oak trees [predominate] in this region. 02. Buffalo once [predominated] on the prairies, but now they are relatively rare. 03. The [predominant] image of African music is that of drumming and percussion. 04. Italy has a [predominant] role in… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 predominate — pre|dom|i|nate [prıˈdɔmıneıt US ˈda: ] v [i]formal 1.) if one type of person or thing predominates in a group or area, there are more of this type than any other ▪ Pine trees predominate in this area of forest. 2.) to have the most importance or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 predominate — pre|dom|i|nate [ prı dami,neıt ] verb intransitive FORMAL 1. ) to have more power, influence, or importance than other things or people: The desire for profits should not predominate over the public good. 2. ) to be greater in number or amount… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 predominate — [[t]prɪdɒ̱mɪneɪt[/t]] predominates, predominating, predominated 1) VERB If one type of person or thing predominates in a group, there is more of that type of person or thing in the group than of any other. [FORMAL] In older age groups women… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 predominate — verb (I) 1 to have the most importance or influence, or to be most easily noticed: The views of the leftwing have tended to predominate within the party. 2 if one type of person or thing predominates in a group or area, there are more of this… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 predominate — verb 1) small scale producers predominate Syn: be in the majority, preponderate, be predominant, prevail, be most prominent 2) private interest predominates over the public good Syn: prevail, dominate, be dominant, carry most weight; override …

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  • 17 predominate — v.intr. 1 (foll. by over) have or exert control. 2 be superior. 3 be the strongest or main element; preponderate (a garden in which dahlias predominate). Etymology: med.L praedominari (as PRAE , DOMINATE) …

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  • 18 predominate — I. adjective Etymology: alteration of predominant Date: 1591 predominant II. verb Etymology: Medieval Latin praedominatus, past participle of praedominari Date: 1594 intransitive verb 1. to hold ad …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 predominate — 1. verb a) To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size. b) To be prominent; to loom large; to be the chief component of a whole. Syn: preponderate 2. adj …

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  • 20 predominate — Synonyms and related words: ascendant, be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing, best, bestride, better, cap, control, dictate, dominate, domineer, exceed, excel, go one better, have the ascendancy, improve on, lord it over,… …

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