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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Domineer \Dom`i*neer"\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Domineered;
p. pr. & vb. n. Domineering.] [F. dominer, L. dominari: cf.
OD. domineren to feast luxuriously. See Dominate, v. t.]
To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master;
to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with
conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as,
to domineer over dependents.
Go to the feast, revel and domineer. --Shak.
His wishes tend abroad to roam,
And hers to domineer at home. --Prior.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and
autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize
her" [syn: tyrannize, tyrannise, domineer]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "domineer":
beat down, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate,
clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, despotize, dominate,
domineer over, enslave, grind, grind down, henpeck, intimidate,
keep down, keep under, lord it over, oppress, overawe, overbear,
overmaster, override, predominate, preponderate, press heavy on,
prevail, reign, repress, ride over, ride roughshod over, subjugate,
suppress, terrorize, trample down, trample upon, tread down,
tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over, unman, walk all over,
walk over, weigh heavy on
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