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1. dominate

verb. ['ˈdɑːməˌneɪt'] be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.

Synonyms

  • prevail
  • preponderate
  • outweigh
  • overbalance
  • outbalance
  • override
  • reign
  • predominate
  • rule

Antonyms

  • brighten
  • precede
  • absence
  • front

Etymology

  • dominatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Dominate

  • denominate
  • nominate

Example sentences of the word dominate


1. Verb, base form
Add a rooster to your flock and he will dominate the pecking order and check the aggression of hens.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Steep mountains, verdant valleys and sharp cliffs dominate the landscape.

Quotes containing the word dominate


1. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

3. As for what it's against - the story is against those who pervert and misuse religion, or any other kind of doctrine with a holy book and a priesthood and an apparatus of power that wields unchallengeable authority, in order to dominate and suppress human freedoms.
- Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials

2. dominate

verb. ['ˈdɑːməˌneɪt'] have dominance or the power to defeat over.

Synonyms

  • subject
  • subjugate
  • master
  • command

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • subordinate
  • misconception
  • yang

Etymology

  • dominatus (Latin)

3. dominate

verb. ['ˈdɑːməˌneɪt'] be in control.

Synonyms

  • influence
  • possess
  • work
  • act upon

Antonyms

  • truth
  • stand
  • sit
  • arise

Etymology

  • dominatus (Latin)

4. dominate

verb. ['ˈdɑːməˌneɪt'] be greater in significance than.

Synonyms

  • hover
  • loom
  • overshadow
  • bulk large
  • eclipse

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • fall
  • emersion
  • ingress

Etymology

  • dominatus (Latin)

5. dominate

verb. ['ˈdɑːməˌneɪt'] look down on.

Synonyms

  • lie
  • overtop
  • command
  • overlook
  • dwarf
  • overshadow

Antonyms

  • permit
  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • dominatus (Latin)
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