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English definition of “dominate”


verb (HAVE CONTROL)    /ˈdɒm.ɪ.neɪt/ US  /ˈdɑː.mə-/
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. dominating     /-neɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-neɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective a dominating personality Controlling and being in charge
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