Dominate
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. [1913 Webster]


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