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Synonyms of 'dominate'

(verb) 
countries where war dominates life
Synonyms
prevail over
,
eclipse
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
,
overshadow
She overshadows all the other members of the cast.
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overrule
I said no, and of course he overruled me.
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outshine
He outshone all the other contestants.
(verb) 
Definition
to control or govern
No company should be permitted to dominate the market.
Synonyms
control
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
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lead
He led the country between 1949 and 1984.
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rule
Fear can rule our lives.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
,
master
His genius alone has mastered every crisis.
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govern
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
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monopolize
They are virtually monopolizing the market.
, ,
have the upper hand over
,
lead by the nose (informal)
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overbear
,
have the whip hand over
, ,
keep under your thumb
(verb) 
Synonyms
prevail (in)
,
predominate (in)
,
be influential (in)
,
have the upper hand (in)
,
rule the roost (in)
,
be pre-eminent (in)
(verb) 
Definition
to tower above (surroundings)
The building dominates this whole place.
Synonyms
tower above
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dwarf
The huge sign dwarfed his figure.
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stand over
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loom over
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stand head and shoulders above
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of bestride
Definition
to have or put a leg on either side of
Synonyms
step over,
tower over,
bestraddle
in the sense of direct
Definition
to conduct or control the affairs of
She will direct day-to-day operations.
in the sense of dwarf
Definition
to cause (someone or something) to seem small by being much larger
The huge sign dwarfed his figure.
Synonyms
tower above or over,
stand over,
loom over,
stand head and shoulders above

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