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Definition of "dominate" []

  • To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them. (verb-transitive)
  • To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives. (verb-transitive)
  • To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market. (verb-transitive)
  • To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley. (verb-transitive)
  • To have or exert strong authority or mastery. (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 "dominate" in a sentence
  • "As galling as it is to realize that the BRR and its registered authors and publishers will derive income from millions of books they didn ` t write or publish, it is even more galling that copyright maximalists will almost certain dominate the BRR governing board."
  • "However, as the demographics of the U.S. change, the Republicans will dominate is so few states that they will be irrelevant."
  • "There will be no repeat of the stunt by Irish bookmakers Paddy Power which saw a giant sign bearing their name dominate the Cheltenham skyline during the March Festival."