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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: dominatus, past participle of dominari 'to rule', from dominus 'lord'

dominate

verb
     
dom‧i‧nate W3
1 [intransitive and transitive] to control someone or something or to have more importance than other people or things:
The industry is dominated by five multinational companies.
New Orleans dominated throughout the game.
Her loud voice totally dominated the conversation.
Education issues dominated the election campaign.
2 [transitive] to be larger and more noticeable than anything else in a place:
The cathedral dominates the city.
dominating adjective:
his dominating characteristic
domination noun [uncountable]
the desire for political domination

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