dominate

If your basketball team is undefeated, you could say that it was able to dominate the competition. To dominate means to be in control or have the power to defeat.

Dominate is related to the word domain — which means home. While these words may not seem all that similar, when you are the master of a home or thing, you dominate it. If you get angry, it is wise to not let your feelings dominate you or your actions. Dominate can also mean to be most prominent. If in the woods around your house, oak trees are the most common, you could say that "oak trees dominate the forest."

Definitions of dominate
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v be in control

“Her husband completely dominates her”
Types:
overbear
overcome
possess
enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas
Type of:
act upon, influence, work
have and exert influence or effect

v be greater in significance than

Synonyms:
eclipse, overshadow
Type of:
brood, bulk large, hover, loom
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

v be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

Synonyms:
predominate, prevail, reign, rule
Types:
override
prevail over
overarch
be central or dominant
outbalance, outweigh, overbalance, preponderate
weigh more heavily

v have dominance or the power to defeat over

Synonyms:
master
Types:
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command
be in command of
subject, subjugate
make subservient; force to submit or subdue
general
command as a general
officer
direct or command as an officer
dragoon
subjugate by imposing troops
enslave
make a slave of; bring into servitude
Type of:
command, control
exercise authoritative control or power over

v look down on

“The villa dominates the town”
Synonyms:
command, overlook, overtop
Types:
dwarf, overshadow, shadow
make appear small by comparison
Type of:
lie
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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