verb (used with object), dominated, dominating.
to rule over; govern; control.
to tower above; overlook; overshadow: A tall pine dominated the landscape.
to predominate, permeate, or characterize.
Mathematics. (of a series, vector, etc.) to have terms or components greater in absolute value than the corresponding terms or components of a given series, vector, etc.
Linguistics. (of a node in a tree diagram) to be connected with (a subordinate node) either directly by a single downward branch or indirectly by a sequence of downward branches.
verb (used without object), dominated, dominating.
to rule; exercise control; predominate.
to occupy a commanding or elevated position.

1605–15; < Latin dominātus (past participle of dominārī to master, control), equivalent to domin- (stem of dominus) master + -ātus -ate1

dominatingly, adverb
dominator, noun
nondominating, adjective
overdominate, verb (used with object), overdominated, overdominating.
redominate, verb, redominated, redominating.
undominated, adjective
well-dominated, adjective

dominant, dominate, domineer (see synonym study at dominant). Unabridged
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dominate (ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt)
1.  to control, rule, or govern (someone or something)
2.  to tower above (surroundings, etc); overlook
3.  (tr; usually passive) to predominate in (something or someone)
[C17: from Latin dominārī to be lord over, from dominus lord]

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Word Origin & History

1610s, from L. dominat-, pp. stem of dominari "to govern," from dominus (see domain). Related: Dominated; dominating.
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Example sentences
The two hemispheres of the bird's brain take turns controlling the song, each
  dominating for a hundredth of a second.
He rendered the scene in a palette of solemn gray, brown and ocher, with raging
  seas and menacing skies dominating the picture.
At the beginning of the seventeenth century the drama was the dominating
  literary form.
Onlookers are utterly subordinated to the dominating and exotic declaration.
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