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DOMINATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dominate mean? 

DOMINATE (verb)
  The verb DOMINATE has 4 senses:

1. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
2. be in control
3. have dominance or the power to defeat over
4. look down on

  Familiarity information: DOMINATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOMINATE (verb)


Sense 1dominate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

dominate; predominate; prevail; reign; rule

Context examples:

Money reigns supreme here / Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dominate"):

override (prevail over)

redound (be excessive in quantity)

overarch (be central or dominant)

outbalance; outweigh; overbalance; preponderate (weigh more heavily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2dominate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in control

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Her husband completely dominates her

Hypernyms (to "dominate" is one way to...):

act upon; influence; work (have and exert influence or effect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dominate"):

overbear (overcome)

possess (enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3dominate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have dominance or the power to defeat over

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

dominate; master

Context examples:

Her pain completely mastered her / The methods can master the problems

Hypernyms (to "dominate" is one way to...):

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dominate"):

command (be in command of)

subject; subjugate (make subservient; force to submit or subdue)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4dominate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look down on

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

overtop; command; dominate; overlook

Context example:

The villa dominates the town

Hypernyms (to "dominate" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dominate"):

dwarf; overshadow; shadow (make appear small by comparison)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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