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Definition of predominate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    predominate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predominate
    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪt//
     
    he / she / it predominates
    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪneɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪts//
     
    past simple predominated
    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪneɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪtɪd//
     
    past participle predominated
    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪneɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form predominating
    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪneɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to be greater in amount or number than something/somebody else in a place, group, etc. a colour 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.
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin predominat- ‘predominated’, from the verb predominari (see pre-, dominate).
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