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Meaning of predominate

pre•dom•i•nate

Pronunciation: (pri-dom'u-nāt"), [key]
— v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to be the stronger or leading element or force.
  2. to have numerical superiority or advantage: The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
  3. to surpass others in authority or influence; be preeminent: He predominated in the political scene.
  4. to have or exert controlling power (often fol. by over): Good sense predominated over the impulse to fight.
  5. to appear more noticeable or imposing than something else: Blues and greens predominated in the painting.
—v.t.
  1. to dominate or prevail over.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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