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PREDOMINATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does predominate mean? 

PREDOMINATE (adjective)
  The adjective PREDOMINATE has 1 sense:

1. having superior power and influence

  Familiarity information: PREDOMINATE used as an adjective is very rare.


PREDOMINATE (verb)
  The verb PREDOMINATE has 2 senses:

1. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
2. appear very large or occupy a commanding position

  Familiarity information: PREDOMINATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDOMINATE (adjective)


Sense 1predominate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having superior power and influence

Synonyms:

overriding; paramount; predominate; preponderant; preponderating; predominant

Context example:

the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

Similar:

dominant (exercising influence or control)


PREDOMINATE (verb)


Sense 1predominate [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 "predominate"):

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 2predominate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear very large or occupy a commanding position

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

hulk; tower; predominate; loom

Context examples:

The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain / Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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

lift; rear; rise (rise up)

Sentence frames:

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


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