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predominate (v.)

1590s, "to have or exert controlling power," from Medieval Latin praedominatus, past participle of *praedominare from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + dominari "to rule, dominate, to govern," from dominus "lord, master," from domus "house" (from PIE root *dem- "house, household"). Related: Predominated; predominating; predominatingly; predomination (1580s).

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Definitions of predominate
1
predominate (v.)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
Synonyms: dominate / rule / reign / prevail
predominate (v.)
appear very large or occupy a commanding position;
The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
Synonyms: loom / tower / hulk
2
predominate (adj.)
having superior power and influence;
Synonyms: overriding / paramount / predominant / preponderant / preponderating
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