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domineer

[dom-uh-neer] /ˌdɒm əˈnɪər/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to rule arbitrarily or despotically; tyrannize.
2.
to tower; to tower over or above:
The castle domineers the town.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Dutch domineren < French dominer < Latin dominārī, equivalent to domin(us) lord + -ārī infinitive suffix
Can be confused
dominant, dominate, domineer (see synonym study at dominant)
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domineer

/ˌdɒmɪˈnɪə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by over. to act with arrogance or tyranny; behave imperiously
Word Origin
C16: from Dutch domineren, from French dominer to dominate
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Word Origin and History for domineer
v.

1580s, from Dutch domineren "to rule" (16c.), from Middle French dominer, from Latin dominari "to rule, 'lord' it over" (see domination). Shakespeare's usage is not the earliest in English. Related: Domineering.

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