Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dominate

5 senses of dominate

Sense 1
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail -- (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")

Sense 2
dominate -- (be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 3
dominate, master -- (have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 4
overshadow, dominate, eclipse -- (be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness")
       => brood, hover, loom, bulk large -- (hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long")

Sense 5
dominate, command, overlook, overtop -- (look down on; "The villa dominates the town")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Antonyms of adj dominating

3 senses of dominating

Sense 1
ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")

INDIRECT (VIA dominant) -> subordinate, low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)

Sense 2
commanding, dominating, overlooking -- (used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low -- (literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow")

Sense 3
autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory -- (offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner")

INDIRECT (VIA domineering) -> submissive -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")

Similarity of adj dominating

3 senses of dominating

Sense 1
ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")
       => dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")

Sense 2
commanding, dominating, overlooking -- (used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom")
       => high (vs. low) -- ((literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high")

Sense 3
autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory -- (offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner")
       => domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)

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