Pronunciation: (pri-dom'u-nāt"), [key]
—v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to be the stronger or leading element or force.
2. to have numerical superiority or advantage: The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
3. to surpass others in authority or influence; be preeminent: He predominated in the political scene.
4. to have or exert controlling power (often fol. by over): Good sense predominated over the impulse to fight.
5. to appear more noticeable or imposing than something else: Blues and greens predominated in the painting.
to dominate or prevail over.
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