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verb     dominate pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledominating
past tensedominated
past participledominated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to control something or someone, often in a negative way, because you have more power or influence

    As a boy, he was dominated by his mother.

    She tends to dominate the conversation.

    He had been a dominating figure in her life.

  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to be the most important issue, activity, problem, etc. in a particular situation

    The earthquake once again dominated the news.

    Don’t allow the computer to dominate your child’s life.

    Constitutional issues have become the dominating concern over the last few months.

  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to play much better than your opponents in a game or sport

    The Dodgers completely dominated the first half of the game.

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