Predominate is defined as to have control or authority over.(verb)
An example of predominate is a prison guard having control over prisoners.
See predominate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ML predominatus, pp. of predominari: see pre- & dominate
See predominate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb pre·dom·i·nat·ed, pre·dom·i·nat·ing, pre·dom·i·nates verb, intransitive
Origin: Medieval Latin praedominārī, praedomināt-
Origin: : Latin prae-, pre-
Origin: + Latin dominārī, to rule (from dominus, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots).
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