Pre·dom·i·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Predominated p. pr. & vb. n. Predominating.] To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart.
[Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. --Sir. I. Newton.
Pre·dom·i·nate, v. t. To rule over; to overpower. [R.]
adj : having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood
among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding, paramount,
predominant, preponderant, preponderating]
v 1: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in
this neighborhood" [syn: dominate, rule, reign, prevail]
2: appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The huge
sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large shadows
loomed on the canyon wall" [syn: loom, tower, hulk]