|Origin:||dominatus, past participle of dominari 'to rule', from dominus 'lord'|
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.
to be larger and more noticeable than anything else in a place:
The cathedral dominates the city.
his dominating characteristic
—domination noun [uncountable]
the desire for political domination