"dominate" in the verb sense
1. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"
"Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
be in control
"Her husband completely dominates her"
3. dominate, master
have dominance or the power to defeat over
"Her pain completely mastered her"
"The methods can master the problems"
4. overshadow, dominate, eclipse
be greater in significance than
"the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
5. dominate, command, overlook, overtop
look down on
"The villa dominates the town"
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