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predominate

adjective pre·dom·i·nate \ pri-ˈdä-mə-nət \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Examples of predominate in a Sentence

  1. the predominate color in the painting

  2. the predominate reason for the change

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Origin and Etymology of predominate

alteration of predominant

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predominate

verb pre·dom·i·nate \ pri-ˈdä-mə-ˌnāt \

Definition of predominate

1 : to hold advantage in numbers or quantity
2 : to exert controlling power or influence : prevail
: to exert control over : dominate

predomination

play \pri-ˌdä-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of predominate in a Sentence

  1. Older people predominate in that neighborhood.

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Origin and Etymology of predominate

Medieval Latin praedominatus, past participle of praedominari

PREDOMINATE Defined for English Language Learners

predominate

Definition of predominate for English Language Learners

  • : to be more successful or powerful than other people or things

  • : to be greater in number or amount than other types of people or things


PREDOMINATE Defined for Kids

predominate

verb pre·dom·i·nate \ pri-ˈdä-mə-ˌnāt \

Definition of predominate for Students

predominated; predominating
: to be greater than others in number, frequency, strength, influence, or authority
  • In this forest, pine trees predominate.


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