dominate

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. govern, control; domineer, overbear, tyrannize; predominate, stand out. See authority, supremacy.
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(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. rule, manage, control, dictate to, predominate, subject, subjugate, keep down, carry authority, tyrannize, keep subjugated, have one's (own) way, have influence over, domineer, browbeat, bully, push around, carry authority, bend to one's will, command, overshadow, tower above, overlook, eclipse, play first fiddle*, lead by the nose*, boss*, keep under one's thumb*, rule the roost*, wear the pants*, walk all over*; see also command 2 , govern , subject .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
rule, control, *have the upper hand, reign, prevail, preside, lord over, govern, master, tyrannize, overshadow, command, overrule, predominate, eclipse, *rule the roost, *run the show, *call the shots, dictate, subdue, overpower, bully, cow, loom over, dwarf, rule with an iron hand, *stand head and shoulders above.
ANT.: submit, cringe, defer
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To exercise authority or influence over: control, direct, govern, rule. Idioms: be at the helm, be in the driver's seat, hold sway over, hold the reins. See OVER. 2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner: boss, dictate, domineer, order, rule, tyrannize. See OVER. 3. To occupy the preeminent position in: predominate, preponderate, prevail, reign, rule. Idioms: have the ascendancy, reign supreme. See OVER. 4. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of: command, overlook, tower above (or over). See OVER.

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