—v.i. 1. to be the stronger or leading element or force.
2. to have numerical superiority or advantage: The radicals predominate in the new legislature. 3. to surpass others in authority or influence; be preeminent: He predominated in the political scene. 4. to have or exert controlling power (often fol. by over): Good sense predominated over the impulse to fight. 5. to appear more noticeable or imposing than something else: Blues and greens predominated in the painting.