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dominate

verb uk   /ˈdɒm.ɪ.neɪt/ us    /ˈdɑː.mə-/

dominate verb (HAVE CONTROL)

B2 [I or T] to have control over a place or person: He refuses to let others speak and dominates every meeting. They work as a group - no one person is allowed to dominate.

dominate verb (BE IMPORTANT)

C1 [T] to be the largest, most important, or most noticeable part of something: The cathedral dominates the landscape for miles around. The dispute is likely to dominate the news.
dominating
adjective uk   /-neɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-neɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
a dominating personality
(Definition of dominate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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