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 for dominate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dominate \Dom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dominated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dominating.] [L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari to
     dominate, fr. dominus master, lord. See Dame, and cf.
     Domineer.]
     To predominate over; to rule; to govern. "A city dominated by
     the ax." --Dickens.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either
           dominant or dominated.                   --W. Tooke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dominate \Dom"i*nate\, v. i.
     To be dominant. --Hallam.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dominate
      v 1: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance;
           "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this
           neighborhood" [syn: predominate, dominate, rule,
           reign, prevail]
      2: be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her"
      3: have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain
         completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the
         problems" [syn: dominate, master]
      4: be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed
         the couple's happiness" [syn: overshadow, dominate,
         eclipse]
      5: look down on; "The villa dominates the town" [syn:
         dominate, command, overlook, overtop]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "dominate":
     be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing,
     bestraddle, bestride, carry authority, clear, command, control,
     crack the whip, deprive of freedom, dictate, direct,
     disenfranchise, disfranchise, domineer, enslave, enthrall, govern,
     handle, have clout, have power, have the ascendancy,
     have the power, have the right, have the say, hold captive,
     hold down, hold in bondage, hold in captivity, hold in leash,
     hold in subjection, hypnotize, keep down, keep under, lead,
     lead captive, look down upon, make dependent, manage, master,
     mesmerize, obtain, outtop, overarch, overlook, overshadow, overtop,
     peonize, play first fiddle, possess authority, predominate,
     preponderate, prevail, reign, rise above, rule, rule the roost,
     subject, subjugate, subordinate, supervise, surmount, take captive,
     take the lead, top, tower above, tower over, twist, vassalize,
     wear the pants, wield authority
  
  

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