dominate
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dominate(
da
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mih
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neyt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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dominar
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dominar(
doh
-
mee
-
nahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have power over)
5. (to have or get under control)
8. (sports)
9. (to be overcome by; used with "por")
10. (to tower above)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
dominarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
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dominar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (controlar)
a. to control
2. (situación)
a. to be in control of
3. (incendio)
a. to bring under control
4. (rebelión)
a. to put down
5. (país, territorio)
a. to dominate, to rule (over)
era imposible dominar el vehículoit was impossible to maintain control of the vehicle
6. (sujeto: emoción)
a. to overcome
lo dominaba el deseo irrefrenable de besarlahe was overcome by an irresistible desire to kiss her
7. (conocer; técnica, tema)
a. to master
domina varias lenguasshe speaks various languages fluently
ha conseguido dominar el inglés en pocos meseshe managed to acquire a good command of English within a few months
8. (divisar)
a. to overlook
desde aquí se domina todo Bilbaoyou can see the whole of Bilbao from here
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (predominar)
a. to predominate
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
10. (general)
a. to control oneself
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dominar
transitive verb
1 (controlar) [+población, territorio] to dominate; [+países] to rule; rule over; [+adversario] to overpower; [+caballo] to control
le domina la envidia he is ruled by envy; el tenista español dominó todo el set the Spanish tennis player dominated the whole set
2 (contener) [+incendio, epidemia] to check; bring under control; [+rebelión] to put down; suppress; [+pasión] to control; master; [+nervios, emoción] to control; [+dolor] to overcome
3 [+técnica, tema] to master
domina bien la materia she has a good grasp of the subject; domina cuatro idiomas he's fluent in four languages
4 (estar por encima de)
la catedral domina toda la ciudad the cathedral dominates o towers above the whole town; desde el castillo se domina toda la vega from the castle you can look out over the whole plain
intransitive verb
1 [+edificio] to tower
2 (predominar) [+color, rasgo] to stand out; [+opinión, tendencia] to predominate
pronominal verb
dominarse to control o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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