predominate

[pri-dom-uh-neyt]
verb (used without object), predominated, predominating.
1.
to be the stronger or leading element or force.
2.
to have numerical superiority or advantage: The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
3.
to surpass others in authority or influence; be preeminent: He predominated in the political scene.
4.
to have or exert controlling power (often followed by over ): Good sense predominated over the impulse to fight.
5.
to appear more noticeable or imposing than something else: Blues and greens predominated in the painting.
verb (used with object), predominated, predominating.
6.
to dominate or prevail over.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin praedominātus, past participle of praedominārī to predominate. See pre-, dominate

predominately [pri-dom-uh-nit-lee] , adverb
predominatingly, adverb
predomination, noun
predominator, noun

predominant, predominate.


4. overrule, dominate.
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predominate (prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb (often foll by over)
1.  to have power, influence, or control
2.  (intr) to prevail or preponderate
3.  rare (tr) to dominate or have control over
 
adj
4.  another word for predominant
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin praedominārī, from Latin prae before + dominārī to bear rule, domineer]
 
pre'dominately
 
adv
 
predomi'nation
 
n
 
pre'dominator
 
n

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Example sentences
If they dream of looking up at a building or climbing stairs, vertical eye
  movement is more likely to predominate.
Anywhere that beaches predominate is likely to be too hot.
Big companies predominate and smaller entrepreneurs with a solid plan can
  thrive.
It may be that the voice market will be stillborn, and more discreet data
  communications will predominate.
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