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Definition 1: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance - [verb of stative]

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

  • Money reigns supreme here
  • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Synonyms for predominate in the sense of this definition

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

"health considerations override financial concerns"

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

"This scene overarches the entire first act"

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

"these considerations outweigh our wishes"

Definition 2: appear very large or occupy a commanding position - [verb of stative]

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

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

Synonyms for predominate in the sense of this definition

(predominate is a kind of ...) rise up

"The building rose before them"

Definition 3: having superior power and influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

Synonyms for predominate in the sense of this definition

(predominate is similar to ...) exercising influence or control

"television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion" "the dominant partner in the marriage"

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