- 1 [transitive, intransitive] dominate (somebody/something) to control or have a lot of influence over somebody/something, especially in an unpleasant way As a child he was dominated by his father. He tended to dominate the conversation. She always says a lot in meetings, but she doesn't dominate.
- 2 [transitive] dominate something to be the most important or noticeable feature of something The train crash dominated the news.
- 3[transitive] dominate something to be the largest, highest or most obvious thing in a place The cathedral dominates the city.
- 4[transitive, intransitive] dominate (something) (sport) to play much better than your opponent in a game Arsenal dominated the first half of the match. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin dominat-
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BrE BrE//ˈdɒmɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːmɪneɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dominate
BrE BrE//ˈdɒmɪneɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːmɪneɪt//he / she / it dominates
BrE BrE//ˈdɒmɪneɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːmɪneɪts//past simple dominated
BrE BrE//ˈdɒmɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːmɪneɪtɪd//past participle dominated
BrE BrE//ˈdɒmɪneɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːmɪneɪtɪd//-ing form dominating
BrE BrE//ˈdɒmɪneɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːmɪneɪtɪŋ//