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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.


Synonymsmaster


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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