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Predominate

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predominate

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)

Origin: Pref. Pre- _ dominate: cf. F. Predominer.