Predominate meaning

prĭ-dŏm'ə-nāt'
Predominate is defined as to have control or authority over.

An example of predominate is a prison guard having control over prisoners.

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To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail.

Good predominates over evil in many literary works.

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To be of or have greater quantity or importance; preponderate.

French-speaking people predominate in Quebec.

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To dominate or prevail over.
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Predominant.
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To have ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence (over others); hold sway.
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To be dominant in amount, number, etc.; prevail; preponderate.
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(intransitive) To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size.
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(intransitive) To be prominent; to loom large; to be the chief component of a whole.
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To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
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(nonstandard) Predominant.
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Origin of predominate

  • Medieval Latin praedominārī praedomināt- Latin prae- pre- Latin dominārī to rule (from dominus master dem- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition