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Definition of "domineer" [dom•i•neer]

  • To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; tyrannize. (verb-transitive)
  • To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "domineer" in a sentence
  • "They have coaches who bully and domineer, who abuse them sexually and emotionally."
  • "Those, indeed, who rule for the public good, are true examples and specimens of his beneficence, while those who domineer unjustly and tyrannically are raised up by him to punish the people for their iniquity."
  • "If they domineer to the point of suffocating you, stay away."