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verb as in be the most important, noticeable

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Example Sentences

It’s this dynamic that predominates in stories about female singers—like musical soap Nashville pitting Connie Britton’s country diva against a young upstart played by Hayden Panettiere.

From Time

Their ability to shift where their water-sipping and food-making leaves predominate may also allow such trees to adapt as their climate warms and dries.

“During the so-called secession winter of 1860, it was actually Union voices that predominated in this state,” he says, adding that his research shows that sentiment remained through the war.

It is far more transmissible than, and is coming to predominate over, its immediately preceding variant, Delta.

From Time

This action-packed year has been full of anxiety, excitement, challenges, and hope, but as we close out 2021 there are several predominating themes.

From Digiday

Basic services and facilities are now hard to come by; roads may be unpaved or nonexistent; children and old folks predominate.

Not surprisingly, given the elements (brooding auteur, noir template, gulag-y setting), the darker shades of emotion predominate.

Around Santiago, clay and sand predominate, and the soil can not be highly praised.

We must confess that at present the rich predominate, but the future will be for the virtuous and ingenious.

The horizontal lines of the architrave and cornice predominate over the vertical lines of the columns.

If it be narrative or descriptive, there is no definition or proof; but the development by details will predominate.

Let them even make some sacrifice of that buoyant feeling which, at their age, is so apt to predominate.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to predominate, such as: hold sway, command, dominate, domineer, govern, and manage.

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