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English verb: dominate

1. dominate (stative) be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

SamplesMoney reigns supreme here.
Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood.

Synonymspredominate, prevail, reign, rule

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)outbalance, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, override, preponderate

2. dominate (stative) be in control

SamplesHer husband completely dominates her.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work

Narrower (hyponym)overbear, possess

3. dominate (social) have dominance or the power to defeat over

SamplesHer pain completely mastered her.
The methods can master the problems.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)command, control

Narrower (hyponym)command, subject, subjugate

4. dominate (stative) be greater in significance than

SamplesThe tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness.

Synonymseclipse, overshadow

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brood, bulk large, hover, loom

5. dominate (stative) look down on

SamplesThe villa dominates the town.

Synonymscommand, overlook, overtop

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lie

Narrower (hyponym)dwarf, overshadow, shadow

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