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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, verb (used without an object) [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.

[Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. --Sir. I. Newton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, verb (used with an object) To rule over; to overpower. [R.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

predominate

adjective

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

verb

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}]


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