Definition of dominate
- the ambition that has dominated his life
- a hill that dominates the town
- his desire to dominate
- a dominating factor in industrial growth
One company has dominated the market for years.
He dominated her life for many years.
His work dominated the art scene last year.
Our team dominated throughout the game.
Our team dominated play throughout the game.
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: to have control of or power over (someone or something)
: to be the most important part of (something)
: to be much more powerful or successful than others in a game, competition, etc.
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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