predominate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] formal 

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present tense
present participlepredominating
past tensepredominated
past participlepredominated
  1. 1
    to have more power, influence, or importance than other things or people

    The desire for profits should not predominate over the public good.

  2. 2
    to be greater in number or amount than others

    a country in which Roman Catholics predominate