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dom·i·nate

dominate

 
 
pronunciation:
dam neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dominates, dominating, dominated
definition 1: to control by the use of power; rule.
The large country dominates the small countries that are next to it.My older sister tries to dominate me.
synonyms:
control, govern, rule
similar words:
command, conquer, direct, monopolize, overcome, overpower, subdue
definition 2: to rise above; tower over.
The surrounding hills dominate our city.
 
similar words:
diminish, dwarf, eclipse
derivations: dominating (adj.), dominatingly (adv.), dominator (n.)
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The word dominate contains the following parts:
dom1, domin Latin root that means master
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).