Definition of domineer
: to exercise arbitrary or overbearing control
: to tyrannize over
Recent Examples of domineer from the Web
Grace Hemingway is often seen as domineering and emasculating; Ernest claimed to hate her for her sanctimonious condemnation of his early fiction, and blamed her for his father’s suicide.
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Origin and Etymology of domineer
Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominari
First Known Use: 1591See Words from the same year
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