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"dominate" in British English

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dominateverb

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 ​letothersspeak and dominates every ​meeting. They ​work as a ​group - no one ​person is ​allowed to dominate.

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dominating
adjective uk   /-neɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-neɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
a dominating ​personality
(Definition of dominate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dominate" in American English

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dominateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdɑm·əˌneɪt/
to have ​control over a ​place or a ​person, or to be the most ​importantperson or thing: [T] It was the ​story that dominated the ​headlines this ​week. [T] The Rams dominated the ​footballgame in ​handing the Eagles ​their second ​loss.
(Definition of dominate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dominate" in Business English

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dominateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈdɒmɪneɪt/
to be more important, powerful, or ​successful than other ​people, ​companies, etc.: This is an ​industry where a few ​globalmanufacturers and their ​brands dominate. They dominate the ​market for ​high-speedinternetrouters.
to be the largest or most noticeable ​part of something: The ​dispute is likely to dominate the ​meeting.male-/female-dominated She is a powerful ​female figurehead in a very male-dominated ​industry.
domination
noun [U]
the ​growing domination of ​electronicmedia in our ​lives
(Definition of dominate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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