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predominate

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adjective pre·dom·i·nate \-nət\

Examples of predominate in a sentence

  1. the predominate color in the painting

  2. the predominate reason for the change

Origin and Etymology of predominate

alteration of predominant


First Known Use: 1591


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predominate

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verb pre·dom·i·nate \pri-ˈdä-mə-ˌnāt\

Definition of predominate

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hold advantage in numbers or quantity

  3. 2 :  to exert controlling power or influence :  prevail

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to exert control over :  dominate

predomination

play \-ˌdä-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

Examples of predominate in a sentence

  1. Older people predominate in that neighborhood.

Origin and Etymology of predominate

Medieval Latin praedominatus, past participle of praedominari


First Known Use: 1594


PREDOMINATE Defined for English Language Learners


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predominate

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verb pre·dom·i·nate \pri-ˈdä-mə-ˌnāt\

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

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verb pre·dom·i·nate \pri-ˈdä-mə-ˌnāt\

Definition of predominate for Students

predominated

predominating

  1. :  to be greater than others in number, frequency, strength, influence, or authority <In this forest, pine trees predominate.>



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