AskDefine | Define domineer

Dictionary Definition

domineer v : rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her" [syn: tyrannize, tyrannise]

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From domineren, from dominer.


  1. To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; to tyrannize.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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