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Wordnet 3.0


1. most powerful or important or influential;
- Example: "the economically ascendant class"
- Example: "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
[syn: ascendant, ascendent, dominating]

2. used of a height or viewpoint;
- Example: "a commanding view of the ocean"
- Example: "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"
- Example: "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
[syn: commanding, dominating, overlooking]

3. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power;
- Example: "an autocratic person"
- Example: "autocratic behavior"
- Example: "a bossy way of ordering others around"
- Example: "a rather aggressive and dominating character"
- Example: "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"
- Example: "a swaggering peremptory manner"
[syn: autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dominate \Dom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dominating.] [L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari to dominate, fr. dominus master, lord. See Dame, and cf. Domineer.] To predominate over; to rule; to govern. "A city dominated by the ax." --Dickens. [1913 Webster] We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either dominant or dominated. --W. Tooke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

dominating \dominating\ adj. 1. exercising influence or control. Opposite of subordinate. Syn: ascendant, ascendent, prestigious, dominant. [WordNet 1.5] 2. high enough to provide a clear view of the surrounding area; -- of a height or viewpoint. Syn: commanding, overlooking. [WordNet 1.5]