from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail: Good predominates over evil in many literary works.
- intransitive v. To be of or have greater quantity or importance; preponderate: French-speaking people predominate in Quebec.
- transitive v. To dominate or prevail over.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size.
- v. To be prominent; to loom large; to be the chief component of a whole.
- v. To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
- adj. predominant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery.
- transitive v. To rule over; to overpower.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To have or exert controlling power; surpass in authority or influence; be superior; preponderate.
- Synonyms To prevail, preponderate.
- To overrule; master; prevail over.
- Predominant; ruling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
- v. appear very large or occupy a commanding position
- adj. having superior power and influence
Medieval Latin praedominārī, praedomināt- : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dominārī, to rule (from dominus, master).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)