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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominate  \Dom"i*nate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dominated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dominating}.]  [L.  dominatus  p.  p.  of  dominari  to 
  dominate,  fr  dominus  master,  lord.  See  {Dame},  and  cf 
  {Domineer}.] 
  To  predominate  over  to  rule  to  govern.  ``A  city  dominated 
  by  the  ax.''  --Dickens. 
 
  We  everywhere  meet  with  Slavonian  nations  either 
  dominant  or  dominated.  --W.  Tooke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dominating 
  adj  1:  most  powerful  or  important  or  influential;  "the  economically 
  ascendant  class";  "D-day  is  considered  the  dominating 
  event  of  the  war  in  Europe"  [syn:  {ascendant},  {ascendent}] 
  2:  used  of  a  height  or  viewpoint;  "a  commanding  view  of  the 
  ocean";  "looked  up  at  the  castle  dominating  the 
  countryside";  "the  balcony  overlooking  the  ballroom"  [syn: 
  {commanding},  {overlooking}] 
  3:  offensively  self-assured  or  given  to  exercising  usually 
  unwarranted  power;  "an  autocratic  person";  "autocratic 
  behavior";  "a  bossy  way  of  ordering  others  around";  "a 
  rather  aggressive  and  dominating  character";  "managed  the 
  employees  in  an  aloof  magisterial  way";  "a  swaggering 
  peremptory  manner"  [syn:  {autocratic},  {bossy},  {high-and-mighty}, 
  {magisterial},  {peremptory}] 




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