predominate

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English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

predominate ‎(third-person singular simple present predominates, present participle predominating, simple past and past participle predominated)

  1. (intransitive) To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size.
  2. (intransitive) To be prominent; to loom large; to be the chief component of a whole.
  3. (transitive) To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.

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Adjective[edit]

predominate

  1. Predominant.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Predominate is and has been much less common than predominant as an adjective.
  • Some usage and style authorities frown on predominate as an adjective. For example, Garner's Modern American Usage calls it a "needless variant" and discourages its use on the grounds that it might cause a reader to interpret it as the verb, which has the same spelling.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

predominate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of predominare
  2. second-person plural imperative of predominare
  3. feminine plural of predominato

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