verb Etymology: Dutch domineren, from French dominer, from Latin dominari Date: 1591 intransitive verb to exercise arbitrary or overbearing control transitive verb to tyrannize over

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  • Domineer — Dom i*neer , v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Domineered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Domineering}.] [F. dominer, L. dominari: cf. OD. domineren to feast luxuriously. See {Dominate}, v. t.] To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • domineer — index browbeat, dominate, impose (subject), prevail (be in force), repress, rule (govern) Burton s …   Law dictionary

  • domineer — (v.) 1580s, from Du. domineren to rule (16c.), from M.Fr. dominer, from L. dominari to rule, lord it over (see DOMINATION (Cf. domination)). Shakespeare s usage is not the earliest in English. Related: Domineering …   Etymology dictionary

  • domineer — [v] oppress; assume authority be in the saddle*, bend, bluster, boss around*, browbeat, bulldoze*, bully*, call the shots*, dominate, hector, henpeck*, in the driver’s seat*, intimidate, keep under thumb*, kick around*, lead by the nose*, menace …   New thesaurus

  • domineer — [däm΄ə nir′] vi., vt. [Du domineren < Fr dominer < L dominari: see DOMINATE] to rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully …   English World dictionary

  • domineer — dominate, domineer Dominate means primarily ‘to exercise control or influence over’ and is used transitively (with an object). Domineer is a more judgemental word meaning ‘to behave in an arrogant and overbearing way’ and is often used with over… …   Modern English usage

  • domineer — See dominate, domineer …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • domineer — Synonyms and related words: beat down, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, despotize, dominate, domineer over, enslave, grind, grind down, henpeck, intimidate, keep down, keep under, lord it over …   Moby Thesaurus

  • domineer — verb his mother had always sought out men she could domineer Syn: browbeat, bully, intimidate, push around/about, order about/around, lord it over; dictate to, be overbearing, have under one s thumb, rule with a rod of iron; informal boss… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • domineer — /dom euh near /, v.t., v.i. 1. to rule arbitrarily or despotically; tyrannize. 2. to tower; to tower over or above: The castle domineers the town. [1585 95; < D domineren < F dominer < L dominari, equiv. to domin(us) lord + ari inf. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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