Dominate meaning

dŏmə-nāt
To rule or control by superior power or influence.

To dominate a group.

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To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over.

Ambition dominated their lives.

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To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone.
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To dominate is defined as to have or take control, or to get all the attention.

An example of dominate is bossing everyone else around.

An example of dominate is what happens when a new baby gets fussed over by everyone and gets all of the attention.

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To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power.

Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.

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To overlook from a height.

A view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley.

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To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
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To be predominant in an ecosystem.
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To tower over (other things); rise high above (the surroundings, etc.)

A building that dominates the city.

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To have foremost place (in something)

To dominate a baseball league.

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To enjoy a commanding position in some field.
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(tennis) A powerful underarm volley shot.
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To overlook from a height.
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To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
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Origin of dominate

  • Latin dominārī domināt- to rule from dominus lord dem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dominātus, perfect active participle of dominor (“rule, have dominion”), from dominus (“lord, master”); see dominus.

    From Wiktionary