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- To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power
- To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone
- To enjoy a commanding position in some field
2011 October 15, Michael Da Silva, “Wigan 1 - 3 Bolton”, BBC Sport:
- Individual mistakes proved costly for Wigan who, particularly after the half-time introduction of Hugo Rodallega, dominated for long periods.
dominate (plural dominates)
- (tennis) A powerful underarm volley shot.
2011 June 28, David Ornstein, “Wimbledon 2011: Victoria Azarenka beats Tamira Paszek in quarters”, BBC Sport:
- The fourth seed was dominating her 20-year-old opponent with a series of stinging groundstrokes and athletic drive-volleys, striking again in game five when Paszek flicked a forehand pick-up into the tramlines.
- To overlook from a height
to exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone
to enjoy a commanding position in some field
- dominate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- dominate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- present adverbial passive participle of domini
- second-person plural present of dominare
- second-person plural imperative of dominare
- feminine plural past participle of dominare
- vocative masculine singular of