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English Dictionary: predominate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
predominate
adj
  1. having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): loom, tower, predominate, hulk
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
      {Predominated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predominating}.] [Pref. pre-
      + dominate: cf. F. pr[82]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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. t.
      To rule over; to overpower. [R.]
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