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predominate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  2. verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall
  3. adjective satellite having superior power and influence
    preponderant; overriding; paramount; preponderating; predominant.
    • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

Pre*dom"i*nate intransitive verb
Pref. pre- + dominate: cf. F. prédominer.
imperfect & past participle Predominated ; present participle & verbal noun Predominating
  1. 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.
Pre*dom"i*nate transitive verb
  1. To rule over; to overpower. R.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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