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English adjective: predominate

1. predominate having superior power and influence


SamplesThe predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism.


Synonymsoverriding, paramount, predominant, preponderant, preponderating


Similardominant


Antonymssubordinate, low-level


English verb: predominate

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


SamplesMoney reigns supreme here.
Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood.


Synonymsdominate, 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. predominate (stative) appear very large or occupy a commanding position


SamplesThe huge sculpture predominates over the fountain.
Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall.


Synonymshulk, loom, tower


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


Broader (hypernym)lift, rear, rise









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