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hegemony

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hegemony

  1. controlling power or influence over others <European intellectuals have long debated the consequences of the hegemony of American popular culture around the world> Synonyms ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, supremacy, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty)Related Words primacy, superiority; lordship, scepter; arm, authority, choke hold, clutch, command, control, grip, hold, mastery, sway; takeover; direction, jurisdiction, management; clout, might, pull, weight; eminence, importance, moment; prerogative, privilege, rightNear Antonyms helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness




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