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predominate

verb
     
pre‧dom‧i‧nate [intransitive] formal
1 if one type of person or thing predominates in a group or area, there are more of this type than any other:
Pine trees predominate in this area of forest.
2 to have the most importance or influence, or to be most easily noticed:
In this type of case, the rights of the parent predominate.

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