dominate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dominātus, perfect active participle of dominor (rule, have dominion), from dominus (lord, master); see dominus.

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dominate (third-person singular simple present dominates, present participle dominating, simple past and past participle dominated)

  1. To govern, rule or control by superior authority or power
  2. To exert an overwhelming guiding influence over something or someone
  3. 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.

Noun[edit]

dominate (plural dominates)

  1. (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.
  2. To overlook from a height

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Adverb[edit]

dominate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of domini

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Verb[edit]

dominate

  1. second-person plural present of dominare
  2. second-person plural imperative of dominare
  3. feminine plural past participle of dominare

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Participle[edit]

domināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dominātus