dominate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dominate have dominance or the power to defeat over "Her pain completely mastered her","The methods can master the problems"
    • v dominate be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance "Money reigns supreme here","Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
    • v dominate be in control "Her husband completely dominates her"
    • v dominate look down on "The villa dominates the town"
    • v dominate be greater in significance than "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats. It excites them because it contains a chemical that resembles an excretion of the dominant female's urine. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
    • v. i Dominate To be dominant.
    • v. t Dominate To predominate over; to rule; to govern. "A city dominated by the ax.""We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either dominant or dominated ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dominate To bear rule over; control by mastery; govern; sway.
    • dominate Hence To affect controllingly or most prominently; have chief influence over or effect upon; overshadow: as, a dominating feature in a landscape.
    • dominate To hold control; predominate; prevail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dominate dom′in-āt to be lord over: to govern: to prevail over, to be the chief feature of
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Quotations

  • Robert Collier
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    “One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.”
  • Herbert Marcuse
    Herbert Marcuse
    “The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria%20Steinem
    “Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea%20Dworkin
    “All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
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    “To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea%20Dworkin
    “Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari, to dominate, fr. dominus, master, lord. See Dame, and cf. Domineer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. domināri, -ātus, to be master—dominus, master—domare = Eng. tame.

Usage

In literature:

The old Confederation, under Austrian domination, kept the field.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
That eccentric ambition dominates the writings of the times.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
He could never for long escape from the dominance of the idea.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
You will catch the spirit that dominates in your environment.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
For, quick as thought, Dominic rushed at him.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
If I interpret aright the present-day educational thought, the dominant motive in it all is social in character.
"On the Firing Line in Education" by Adoniram Judson Ladd
It was in his choice of college that, for the first time in his life, Scott Brenton's will had become dominant.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
A mood of unsparing energy dominated them.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Lawence, Helen, Gregory, Dominic, and Lorenzo Giustiniani.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
Their domination was complete.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
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In poetry:

She lies with her bosom
Beneath them, no longer
The Dominant Mother,
The Virile -- but rotting
Before time.
"The Cyclists" by Amy Lowell
Thus fell Harold, bracelet-giver;
Jesu rest his soul for ever;
Angles all from thrall deliver;
Miserere Domine.
"The Swan-Neck" by Charles Kingsley
It was not theirs with Dominic to preach God's holy wrath,
They were too stern to bear sweet Francis' gentle sway;
Theirs was a higher calling and a steeper path,
To dwell alone with Christ, to meditate and pray.
"Carthusians" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
I hain't no hand to lectur' on the times, er dimonstrate
Whur the trouble is, er hector and domineer with Fate,--
But when I git so flurried, and so pestered-like and blue,
And so rail owdacious worried, let me tell you what I do!--
"Romancin'" by James Whitcomb Riley
Dominic came riding down, sworded, straight and splendid,
Drave his hilt against her door, flung a golden chain.
Said: "I'll teach your lips a song sweet as his that's ended,
Ere the white rose call the bee, the almond flower again."
"The Lovers Of Marchaid" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Where the Tremezzina ends,
And the bay of Lenno bends
Till the shadow of the mountain to its placid wave descends,
On this strand of silver foam
Stood the Younger Pliny's home,
When the world at last lay subject to the dominance of Rome.
"At Lenno" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Photos of naughty nurses, vibrating paddles and candy panties dominated.
A vintage mural still dominates a wall at Black Oak in Vacaville, which was rebuilt in 1984 and is usually packed with satisfied diners.
Nora Ephron blazed trail in male-dominated industry.
She was a rare woman writing and directing in what was (and still is) the male-dominated industry of filmmaking.
Afghanistan's intelligence service is dominated by men from one small province of the country.
Partnerships have their advantages, but nostalgia for the era when they dominated finance is pointless.
Facebook could be a big LOSER if Google TV disrupts its social media dominance.
Veteran St Dominic Academy track and field coach John Nagel vividly recalls the first meeting he had with his senior leader, Kristina Jimenez, when she was an aspiring freshman a few years ago.
While it's likely the summer of 2012 will be best remembered in the publishing world for the utter domination of 50 Shades of Grey, the erotic trilogy hasn't been the only best-selling surprise this year.
Landfill rumors dominate Cornersville BOMA meeting.
All we seek is WORLD DOMINATION.
Previously, she worked at WSB-TV in Atlanta, another dominant ABC affiliate, where she worked for nine years and served as the weekend anchor.
"She absolutely dominated the field of plant anatomy and morphology for several decades," said Dr Peter Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Many days after the mass killings at Virginia Tech, grisly stories about the tragedy still dominated front pages and cable television.
QR codes out-distance the competition to become the dominant format.
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In science:

In Onshuus and the author provide a generalization of this Lemma, replacing stable domination with forking domination.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
The first component dominates at small scales, describing the correlation of galaxies that are in the same halo, and the second component accounts for galaxies in different halos, dominating at large scales.
Clustering Properties of restframe UV selected galaxies I: the correlation length derived from GALEX data in the local Universe
D = 0 during full matter domination and ∂z D > 0 during Λ domination.
Constraining neutrino masses with the ISW-galaxy correlation function
We show that if the dominating random variable is sufficiently regular weak tail domination implies strong tail domination.
On Weak Tail Domination of Random Vectors
We show that if the dominating vector has a regular distribution (including Gaussian case), weak tail domination yields strong tail domination (Theorem 1).
On Weak Tail Domination of Random Vectors
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