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Overview of verb dominate

The verb dominate has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail

(be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")

2. (6) dominate

(be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her")

3. (6) dominate, master

(have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems")

4. overshadow, dominate, eclipse

(be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness")

5. dominate, command, overlook, overtop

(look down on; "The villa dominates the town")

Overview of adj dominating

The adj dominating has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) ascendant, ascendent, dominating

(most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")

2. commanding, dominating, overlooking

(used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom")

3. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory

(offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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