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domineer

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verb dom·i·neer \ˌdä-mə-ˈnir\

Definition of domineer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to exercise arbitrary or overbearing control

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to tyrannize over



Origin and Etymology of domineer

Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominari


First Known Use: 1591


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