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Samples where dominate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dominate in the sense of this definition

(dominate is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of dominate ) be in command of

"The general commanded a huge army"

(... is a kind of dominate ) make subservient; force to submit or subdue

Definition 2: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance - [verb of stative]

Samples where dominate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Money reigns supreme here
  • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Synonyms for dominate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of dominate ) prevail over

"health considerations override financial concerns"

(... is a kind of dominate ) be central or dominant

"This scene overarches the entire first act"

(... is a kind of dominate ) weigh more heavily

"these considerations outweigh our wishes"

Definition 3: be in control - [verb of stative]

Samples where dominate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her husband completely dominates her

(dominate is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(... is a kind of dominate ) overcome

"overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"

(... is a kind of dominate ) enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas

"What possessed you to buy this house?" "A terrible rage possessed her"

Definition 4: look down on - [verb of stative]

Samples where dominate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The villa dominates the town

Synonyms for dominate in the sense of this definition

(dominate is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

(... is a kind of dominate ) make appear small by comparison

"This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

Definition 5: be greater in significance than - [verb of stative]

Samples where dominate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness

Synonyms for dominate in the sense of this definition

(dominate is a kind of ...) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

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