American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.
- v. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives.
- v. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market.
- v. To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley.
- v. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
- v. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear rule over; control by mastery; govern; sway.
- Hence To affect controllingly or most prominently; have chief influence over or effect upon; overshadow: as, a dominating feature in a landscape.
- To hold control; predominate; prevail.
- v. To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power
- v. To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone
- v. To enjoy a commanding position in some field
- n. tennis A powerful underarm volley shot.
- n. To overlook from a height
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To predominate over; to rule; to govern.
- v. To be dominant.
- v. be greater in significance than
- v. look down on
- v. be in control
- v. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
- v. have dominance or the power to defeat over
- From Latin dominātus, perfect active participle of dominor ("rule, have dominion"), from dominus ("lord, master"); see dominus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin dominārī, domināt-, to rule, from dominus, lord. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“The 55th-ranked Austrian started to dominate from the baseline and won the next five games.”
“Says he's going back down to 147 so he can once again dominate his opponents.”
“People tend to have one side of their brain dominate their thought patterns.”
“Indeed, Saturn's thick atmosphere, where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate, is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is.”
“` ` Coach Hatchell wanted us to dominate from the beginning, and that's what we did, '' said Larkins, who finished with 14 points, six rebounds, five steals and six assists.”
“Kidd factor: Jason Kidd can dominate from the perimeter almost as well as O'Neal can from inside and is one of the smartest players in the league.”
“Read your dictionary and you will see this as a definition of the word dominate: To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power.”
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