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Adjective: dominating  'dó-mi,ney-ting
  1. Most powerful, important or influential
    "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe";
    - ascendant, ascendent
  2. Used of a height or viewpoint
    "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside";
    - commanding, overlooking
  3. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    "a rather aggressive and dominating character";
    - autocratic, bossy, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory
Verb: dominate  'dó-mi,neyt
  1. Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    "Hispanics dominate in this neighbourhood";
    - predominate, rule, reign, prevail
  2. Be in control
    "Her husband completely dominates her"
  3. Have dominance or the power to defeat over
    "Her pain completely dominated her";
    - master
  4. Be greater in significance than
    "the tragedy dominated the couple's happiness";
    - overshadow, eclipse
  5. Look down on
    "The villa dominates the town";
    - command, overlook, overtop

See also: dominant, domineering, high

Type of: act upon, brood, bulk large, command, control, hover, influence, lie, loom, work

Encyclopedia: Dominating