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Definition of predominate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predominate
    he / she / it predominates
    past simple predominated
    -ing form predominating
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  1. 1[intransitive] to be greater in amount or number than something or someone else in a place, group, etc. a color scheme in which red predominates Women predominated in the audience. Young men tend to predominate in the crime statistics.
  2. 2[intransitive] predominate (over somebody/something) to have the most influence or importance Private interest was not allowed to predominate over the public good.
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