- 1Be the strongest or main element; be greater in number or amount: small-scale producers predominate in the southMore example sentences
- Fortunately the autobiographical element doesn't predominate.
- Ethnic Palauans predominate, inhabiting the main islands of the archipelago.
- We expect that a couple of large brewery groups will predominate and strong local brands will develop into regional brands.
- 1.1Have or exert control or power: private interest was not allowed to predominate over the public goodMore example sentences
prevail, dominate, be dominant, carry most weight; override, outweigh
- They signified a new world order in which America's political and economic interests would predominate over those of the old imperial powers.
- In practice, however, realist arguments for unilateralism predominate over internationalist, idealist ones.
- Strategically, because the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower, China has been wary of American power predominating in the international system.