Pre*dom"i*nate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Predominated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Predominating.] [Pref. pre- + dominate: cf. F. pr'edominer.]

To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart.

[Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. Sir. I. Newton.

 

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Pre*dom"i*nate, v. t.

To rule over; to overpower.

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