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VERB (2)

1. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
- Example: "Money reigns supreme here"
- Example: "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
[syn: predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail]

2. appear very large or occupy a commanding position;
- Example: "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"
- Example: "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
[syn: loom, tower, predominate, hulk]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having superior power and influence;
- Example: "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
[syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Predominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Predominating.] [Pref. pre- + dominate: cf. F. pr['e]dominer.] 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. [1913 Webster] [Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. --Sir. I. Newton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. t. To rule over; to overpower. [R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

predominate adj 1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating] v 1: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood" [syn: predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail] 2: appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall" [syn: loom, tower, predominate, hulk]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "predominate": ascendant, be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing, best, bestride, better, cap, control, dictate, dominate, domineer, exceed, excel, go one better, have the ascendancy, improve on, lord it over, master, obtain, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overbearing, overcome, overpass, overrule, overshadow, overtop, paramount, perfect, play first fiddle, predominant, preponderant, preponderate, prevail, prevalent, regnant, reign, rule, rule the roost, sovereign, surpass, take the lead, top, tower above, tower over, transcend, trump, twist, wear the pants