Definition of Predominate

1. Verb. Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance. "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"




2. Adjective. Having superior power and influence. "The predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"

3. Verb. Appear very large or occupy a commanding position. "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
Exact synonyms: Hulk, Loom, Tower
Generic synonyms: Lift, Rear, Rise
Derivative terms: Hulk, Predomination, Tower

Definition of Predominate

1. v. i. To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart.

2. v. t. To rule over; to overpower.

Definition of Predominate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be prominent; to loom large; to be the chief component of a whole. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh. ¹

4. Adjective. (nonstandard) predominant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Predominate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Predominate

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prednisolone
prednisolones
prednisone
prednisones
predoc
predocs
predoctoral
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predominancies
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predominate (current term)
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predorsal
predose
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Literary usage of Predominate

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Before that racken & Sandison 1917 called predominate “an rently mistaken ... The OED marked predominate and predominately lare,” and so did Webster 1909 ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... horses, mules, birds, insects, and even men,f who are able to point unerringly north, no matter how blindfolded or manipulated, come to predominate. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"They are most imon in the hilly districts, while in the lowland region the clay p predominate. Most of them show markings all over. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Almost every nationality is represented; Slavs and Italians predominate in the mining districts. There arc some scattered Greek and Syrian Catholics within ..."

5. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"well as the commercial interest. So did they in 1774. So did they in 1812. So will they ever, when their narrow views of British interests predominate ..."

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