predominate
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This word may also be spelled "predominant" in the sense shown in 2).
predominate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be the majority)
a. predominar
College students predominate in the recent antiwar movement.Los estudiantes universitarios predominan en el reciente movimiento antibélico.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (prevailing)
a. predominante
The predominate view of the prime minister is positive.La opinión predominante sobre el primer ministro es positiva.
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predominate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. predominar
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predominate [prɪˈdɒmɪneɪt]
intransitive verb
predominar;over sobre
exist in greater number this newcomer is beginning to predominate over the local species
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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