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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·dom·i·nate /-nət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·dom·i·nate, v. t. To rule over; to overpower. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]