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dominion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dominion

  1. 1 controlling power or influence over others in the Bible, man is given dominion over all the animals Synonyms of dominion ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, supremacy, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, reign, sovereignty (also sovranty)Words Related to dominion 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 of dominion helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness

  2. 2 the right or means to command or control others was granted dominion over the household servants Synonyms of dominion arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, power, grip, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), swayWords Related to dominion clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms of dominion helplessness, weaknessAntonyms of dominion impotence, impotency, powerlessness

Synonym Discussion of dominion

power, authority, jurisdiction, control, command, sway, dominion mean the right to govern or rule or determine. power implies possession of ability to wield force, authority, or influence.
    • the power to mold public opinion
authority implies power for a specific purpose within specified limits.
    • granted the authority to manage her estate
jurisdiction applies to official power exercised within prescribed limits.
    • the bureau having jurisdiction over parks
control stresses the power to direct and restrain.
    • you are responsible for the students under your control
command implies the power to make arbitrary decisions and compel obedience.
    • the army officer in command
sway suggests the extent of exercised power or influence.
    • the empire extended its sway over the region
dominion stresses sovereign power or supreme authority.
    • given dominion over all the animals


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