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Word of the Day – Dominate

Word of the Day – Dominate

Dominate – Word of the Day for IELTS Speaking & Writing

Dominate (verb) /ˈdɒm.ɪ.neɪt/

Meaning: to have control over a place or person

Synonyms:   overlook, prevail

Collocation: completely, entirely, totally, overwhelmingly, increasingly dominate

Example: 

IELTS Speaking:

  • They work as a group – no one person is allowed to dominate.
  • His work increasingly dominates his life.

IELTS Writing: Territorial disputes in the South China Sea is likely to dominate the news.

Exercise: 

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: dominance, negate, circumstances, technical, unjustified
1. His discoveries in evolution lead him to __________ his former religious beliefs.
2. Witnesses suggest that the police were entirely __________ in their use of force, as the suspect didn’t try to fight back.
3. Modern man already possesses the __________ power to solve the problems of pollution, overpopulation, and dwindling natural resources.
4. Averil Coxhead has noted that the more words students know well and can use, the more meaning they can communicate in a wide variety of __________.
5. When the leader of a group of gorillas dies, the younger males contest for __________.

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