verb (used without object), predominated, predominating.
to be the stronger or leading element or force
to have numerical superiority or advantage: The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
to surpass others in authority or influence; be preeminent: He predominated in the political scene.
to have or exert controlling power (often followed by over ): Good sense predominated over the impulse to fight.
to appear more noticeable or imposing than something else: Blues and greens predominated in the painting.
verb (used with object), predominated, predominating.
to dominate or prevail over.
Origin: 1585–95; Related forms
< Medieval Latin praedominātus,
past participle of praedominārī
to predominate. See pre-
predominately /prɪˈdɒmənɪtli/ [pri-dom-uh-nit-lee] Show IPA , adverb
4. overrule, dominate.