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Definition to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous

Much more rarely, domination can refer to a high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy.
  • The defending World Champions dominated their unranked opponent.
dominated = controlled (were much more powerful than)
  • She completely dominates her boyfriend.
  • dominates = controls
  • Marx saw religion as a powerful force perpetuating existing class structure to the benefit of the dominant social class.
  • Real Madrid's dominating offensive attack helps them win many games.
  • dominating = controlling (most powerful)
  • The company dominates its industry.
  • dominates = is most influential
  • Some expect Africanized bees to dominate European bees in semitropical regions.
  • dominate = be most abundant
  • Democrats dominate the committee.
  • dominate = control
  • We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire.
    George W. Bush Quotes  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Eyes shining, mouths open, triumphant, they savored the right of domination.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • domination = having power over others
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Sometimes they're inherited from one parent carrying the dominant gene.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • dominant = controlling or most influential
  • But how could I not think about something that had dominated my thoughts for nearly six months?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • dominated = was most influential in
  • They each hold one of his equally dominating pitching arms.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • dominating = powerful and commanding (controlling)
  • Before you could use that power you would need to become far stronger, and to train your will to the domination of others.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • domination = control
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The way my mother held her tongue when I knew she was dying to offer an opinion, to dominate a conversation-to be my mother.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • dominate = to control; or to be most influential
  • It was a high snowy mountain and it dominated the valley but it was so far away that it did not make a shadow.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • dominated = was far more conspicuous (noticeable) than
  • "You dominated those horsemen with the way you looked at them," he said.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • dominated = controlled
  • Campbell felt dominated by him.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • dominated = controlled
  • Keen writes "Dominant/Recessive" on the board.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • dominant = controlling; or most influential
  • She took a left at the major intersection, heading toward an older neighborhood, one dominated by Craftsman-style homes and large, spacious porches.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • dominated = where the most noticeable thing is
  • Apparently the vegetable kingdom in Mars, instead of having green for a dominant colour, is of a vivid blood-red tint.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
dominant = controlling; or most influential or powerful

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