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

  Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Predominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Predominating.] [Pref. pre-
     + dominate: cf. F. pr['e]dominer.]
     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.
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           [Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. --Sir. I.
                                                    Newton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predominate \Pre*dom"i*nate\, v. t.
     To rule over; to overpower. [R.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  predominate
      adj 1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant
             mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding,
             paramount, predominant, predominate,
             preponderant, preponderating]
      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: 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,
         predominate, hulk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "predominate":
     ascendant, be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule,
     be the thing, best, bestride, better, cap, control, dictate,
     dominate, domineer, exceed, excel, go one better,
     have the ascendancy, improve on, lord it over, master, obtain,
     outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overbearing, overcome, overpass,
     overrule, overshadow, overtop, paramount, perfect,
     play first fiddle, predominant, preponderant, preponderate,
     prevail, prevalent, regnant, reign, rule, rule the roost,
     sovereign, surpass, take the lead, top, tower above, tower over,
     transcend, trump, twist, wear the pants
  
  

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