from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; tyrannize.
- intransitive v. To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; to tyrannize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rule in an overbearing or arrogant manner; have or get the upper hand.
- To give orders or directions in an arrogant, blustering manner; make an overbearing assertion of authority; play the master: often with over.
- Synonyms To tyrannize.
- To swagger, lord it.
- To govern; sway; influence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominārī, to dominate; see dominate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch domineren, from Middle French dominer. (Wiktionary)