dominar


dominar
v.
1 to control (controlar) (pasión, nervios, caballo).
era imposible dominar el vehículo it was impossible to maintain control of the vehicle
2 to overcome.
lo dominaba el deseo irrefrenable de besarla he was overcome by an irresistible desire to kiss her
3 to master (conocer) (técnica, tema).
domina varias lenguas she speaks various languages fluently
ha conseguido dominar el inglés en pocos meses he managed to acquire a good command of English within a few months
4 to overlook.
desde aquí se domina todo Bilbao you can see the whole of Bilbao from here
5 to predominate.
6 to dominate, to domineer, to bestride, to have sway over.
El tirano domina al pueblo The tyrant dominates the people.
Ella domina su ira She dominates her anger.
7 to tower above, to dominate.
El cerro domina el horizonte The hill dominates the horizon.
8 to have the control, to dominate, to have ascendancy, to have the ascendancy.
Ella domina She has the control.
9 to calm down forcibly, to calm down.
10 to take over.
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dominar
verbo transitivo
1 (tener bajo dominio) to dominate
2 (avasallar) to domineer
3 (controlar) to control, restrain
dominar los nervios to control one's nerves
4 (conocer a fondo) to master
domina el inglés she has a good command of English
5 (ver) to overlook, dominate
el jardín domina toda la playa the garden has a commanding view of the whole beach
verbo intransitivo
1 (ser superior) to dominate
2 (destacar) to stand out
domina mucho el rojo red is the predominant colour
3 (predominar) to predominate
en esta fiesta dominan las mujeres there are mostly women at this party
verbo pronominal dominarse
1 (controlarse) to control oneself, restrain oneself
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verb
1) to dominate
2) master
3) prevail
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1. VT
1) (=controlar) [+ población, territorio] to dominate; [+ países] to rule, rule over; [+ adversario] to overpower; [+ caballo] to control

le domina la envidia — he is ruled by envy

el tenista español dominó todo el set — the Spanish tennis player dominated the whole set

2) (=contener) [+ incendio, epidemia] to check, bring under control; [+ rebelión] to put down, suppress; [+ pasión] to control, master; [+ nervios, emoción] to control; [+ dolor] to overcome
3) [+ técnica, tema] to master

domina bien la materia — she has a good grasp of the subject

domina cuatro idiomas — he's fluent in four languages

4) (=estar por encima de)

la catedral domina toda la ciudad — the cathedral dominates o towers above the whole town

desde el castillo se domina toda la vega — from the castle you can look out over the whole plain

2. VI
1) [edificio] to tower
2) (=predominar) [color, rasgo] to stand out; [opinión, tendencia] to predominate
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (controlar) <nación/territorio/persona> to dominate; <pasión/cólera> to control; <vehiculo/caballo> to control

dominado por la ambición/los celos — ruled by ambition/consumed by jealousy

la policía dominó la situación en todo momento — the police had the situation under control at all times

b) <idioma> to have a good command of; <tema/asignatura> to know ... very well

no domino el tema — I'm no expert on the subject

quería llegar a dominar el inglés — she wanted to master English

domina un amplio vocabulario — she has a wide vocabulary

c) (abarcar con la vista)

desde allí se domina toda la bahía — there's a view over the whole bay from there

d) montaña/torre to dominate
2.
dominar vi color/tendencia to predominate; opinión to prevail; equipo to dominate

el tema que dominó en las negociones — the subject which dominated the talks

3.
dominarse v pron persona to restrain o control oneself
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= dominate, dominate + the scene, get + command of, tame, subdue, master, command, conquer, preponderate, overtake, overlook, gain + control (over/of), get + a grip on, tower above/over, pervade, hold + sway (over), be king, lord over, lord it over, keep + a tight hold on.
Ex. The ideology advocated by Panizzi has since dominated not only Anglo-American but Western cataloging generally.
Ex. This may have something to do with the absence of CABx, who seem to have dominated the scene in other states.
Ex. The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
Ex. The problem reside in the fact that they environment we seek to tame and control is an open, unstructured dynamic process, while human organizations are static and highly resistant to change.
Ex. Anyway, experience had taught him that a subordinate who attempts to subdue a superordinate is almost always lost; the superordinate has too many advantages in such a contest.
Ex. The library director strove to master his frustration.
Ex. Very few engravers commanded the necessary artistry.
Ex. The tools and technologies provided by the Internet enable scholars to communicate or disseminate information in ways which conquer the barriers of time and space.
Ex. The indexing languages used in science and technology were first in the field, and still preponderate, both in areas covered and in number.
Ex. E-Books, while a curiosity and a lot of fun, do not seem to be overtaking the mass market.
Ex. In this sense the British Council libraries may be seen as a window, overlooking the British Isles, their virtues and characteristics.
Ex. Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively.
Ex. The article 'Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
Ex. Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by Prague Castle towering high above the city.
Ex. I strongly believe that we must cultivate a more positive attitude towards change in the field of library work, and that this attitude must pervade all levels of librarianship.
Ex. This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.
Ex. Despite the electronics invasion, books are still king, and book fairs keeps on growing every year.
Ex. She argues that the way yeoman farmers lorded over their wives and dependents was similar to the way wealthy planters lorded over their slaves.
Ex. They believe that the main use for government is for some people to lord it over others at their expense.
Ex. A study of telly-addicts has found that in 45 per cent of homes mums keep a tight hold on the remote control.
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* dominar a Alguien = have + Nombre + under + Posesivo + thumb, bring + Nombre + under + Posesivo + sway.
* dominar aún más = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
* dominar el miedo = conquer + fear.
* dominar la situación = tame + the beast.
* dominar por completo = sweep + the board.
* dominar una destreza = master + skill.
* dominar una técnica = master + technique.
* la mano que mece la cuna es la mano que domina el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (controlar) <nación/territorio/persona> to dominate; <pasión/cólera> to control; <vehiculo/caballo> to control

dominado por la ambición/los celos — ruled by ambition/consumed by jealousy

la policía dominó la situación en todo momento — the police had the situation under control at all times

b) <idioma> to have a good command of; <tema/asignatura> to know ... very well

no domino el tema — I'm no expert on the subject

quería llegar a dominar el inglés — she wanted to master English

domina un amplio vocabulario — she has a wide vocabulary

c) (abarcar con la vista)

desde allí se domina toda la bahía — there's a view over the whole bay from there

d) montaña/torre to dominate
2.
dominar vi color/tendencia to predominate; opinión to prevail; equipo to dominate

el tema que dominó en las negociones — the subject which dominated the talks

3.
dominarse v pron persona to restrain o control oneself
* * *
= dominate, dominate + the scene, get + command of, tame, subdue, master, command, conquer, preponderate, overtake, overlook, gain + control (over/of), get + a grip on, tower above/over, pervade, hold + sway (over), be king, lord over, lord it over, keep + a tight hold on.

Ex: The ideology advocated by Panizzi has since dominated not only Anglo-American but Western cataloging generally.

Ex: This may have something to do with the absence of CABx, who seem to have dominated the scene in other states.
Ex: The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
Ex: The problem reside in the fact that they environment we seek to tame and control is an open, unstructured dynamic process, while human organizations are static and highly resistant to change.
Ex: Anyway, experience had taught him that a subordinate who attempts to subdue a superordinate is almost always lost; the superordinate has too many advantages in such a contest.
Ex: The library director strove to master his frustration.
Ex: Very few engravers commanded the necessary artistry.
Ex: The tools and technologies provided by the Internet enable scholars to communicate or disseminate information in ways which conquer the barriers of time and space.
Ex: The indexing languages used in science and technology were first in the field, and still preponderate, both in areas covered and in number.
Ex: E-Books, while a curiosity and a lot of fun, do not seem to be overtaking the mass market.
Ex: In this sense the British Council libraries may be seen as a window, overlooking the British Isles, their virtues and characteristics.
Ex: Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively.
Ex: The article 'Getting a grip on change' argues that only by confronting the challenges and inevitability of change can libraries retain their relevancy in the information age.
Ex: Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by Prague Castle towering high above the city.
Ex: I strongly believe that we must cultivate a more positive attitude towards change in the field of library work, and that this attitude must pervade all levels of librarianship.
Ex: This ideology appealed widely to the librarian as well as the library user and held sway for nearly a quarter of a millennium when, in 1841, a catalytic event in the history of cataloging took place.
Ex: Despite the electronics invasion, books are still king, and book fairs keeps on growing every year.
Ex: She argues that the way yeoman farmers lorded over their wives and dependents was similar to the way wealthy planters lorded over their slaves.
Ex: They believe that the main use for government is for some people to lord it over others at their expense.
Ex: A study of telly-addicts has found that in 45 per cent of homes mums keep a tight hold on the remote control.
* dominar a Alguien = have + Nombre + under + Posesivo + thumb, bring + Nombre + under + Posesivo + sway.
* dominar aún más = tighten + Posesivo + grip on.
* dominar el miedo = conquer + fear.
* dominar la situación = tame + the beast.
* dominar por completo = sweep + the board.
* dominar una destreza = master + skill.
* dominar una técnica = master + technique.
* la mano que mece la cuna es la mano que domina el mundo = the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

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dominar [A1 ]
vt
1 (controlar) ‹nación/territorio› to dominate; ‹persona› to dominate; ‹pasión/cólera› to control
tiene a los niños totalmente dominados she has the children well under her thumb o under control
dominado por la ambición ruled by ambition
dominado por los celos consumed by jealousy
no logró dominar su ira she couldn't contain o control her anger
el equipo que dominó el encuentro the team which dominated the match
no logró dominar el vehículo/caballo he couldn't get control of the vehicle/horse
la policía dominó la situación en todo momento the police had the situation under control at all times
2 ‹tema/idioma›
no domino el tema I'm no expert on the subject
domina el francés she has a good command of French
nunca voy a poder dominar el inglés I'll never be able to master English
3
(abarcar con la vista): desde allí se domina toda la bahía there's a view over the whole bay from there, from there you can look out over the whole bay
4 «montaña/torre» to dominate
■ dominar
vi
«color/tendencia» to predominate; «opinión» to prevail
el tema que dominó en las negociones the subject which dominated the talks
el equipo visitante dominó durante el segundo tiempo the visitors dominated the second half o were on top in the second half
dominarse
v pron
«persona» to restrain o control oneself
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dominar (conjugate dominar) verbo transitivo
a) (controlar) ‹nación/territorio/personato dominate;

pasión/cólerato control;
vehículo/caballoto control;
dominado por la ambición/los celos ruled by ambition/consumed by jealousy

b)idiomato have a good command of;

tema/asignaturato know … very well
c) (abarcar con la vista):

desde allí se domina toda la bahía there's a view over the whole bay from there

verbo intransitivo [color/tendencia] to predominate;
[opinión] to prevail;
[equipo] to dominate
dominarse verbo pronominal [persona] to restrain o control oneself
dominar
I verbo transitivo
1 (un pueblo, país) to dominate, rule
2 (contener, controlar) to control
3 (conocer perfectamente: un idioma) to speak very well
(: un asunto, una actividad) to master
4 (con la vista) to overlook
II verbo intransitivo
1 to dominate
2 (un color, una característica) to stand out
'dominar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abarcar
- imperar
- imponerse
- vencer
- conocer
- dejar
- reducir
- someter
- sujetar
English:
control
- curb
- dominate
- hold down
- master
- overpower
- pervade
- restrain
- subdue
- sway
- tower
- over
- rule
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dominar
vt
1. [controlar] [país, territorio, pueblo] to dominate, to rule (over);
[persona, caballo] to control; [emociones, nervios] to control, to keep under control; [situación] to be in control of; [incendio, epidemia] to bring under control; [rebelión] to put down; [partido] to dominate;
la guerrilla domina toda esta zona guerrillas control this entire area;
la policía logró dominar a los alborotadores the police managed to bring the troublemakers under control;
tiene al marido dominado she has her husband under her thumb;
era imposible dominar el vehículo it was impossible to maintain control of the vehicle;
no supo dominar sus nervios she couldn't control her nervousness;
el equipo local dominó el partido en todo momento the local team dominated the game from the beginning
2. [sujeto: pasión, nervios, emociones] to overcome;
lo dominaba el deseo irrefrenable de besarla he was overcome by an irresistible desire to kiss her
3. [ser experto en] [técnica, tema] to master;
[lengua] to be fluent in;
domina a la perfección los temas de contabilidad he has a perfect mastery of accounting;
domina varias lenguas she speaks various languages fluently;
ha conseguido dominar el inglés en pocos meses he managed to acquire a good command of English in a few months;
¡cómo domina el balón! what great ball control!
4. [divisar] to overlook;
desde aquí se domina todo Bilbao you can see the whole of Bilbao from here
5. [destacar por encima de] to dominate;
el castillo domina el pueblo the castle dominates the town
vi
[predominar] to predominate;
una zona donde domina el voto socialista an area with a predominantly socialist vote
See also the pronominal verb dominarse
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dominar
I v/t
1 persona, mercado dominate
2 idioma have a good command of
II v/i dominate
* * *
dominar vt
1) : to dominate
2) : to master, to be proficient at
dominar vi
: to predominate, to prevail
See also the reflexive verb dominarse
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dominar vb
1. (en general) to dominate
el presidente domina el comité the chairman dominates the committee
el equipo domina el fútbol internacional the team dominates international football
la catedral domina la ciudad the cathedral dominates the city
2. (tener bajo poder) to rule over
el ejército domina el norte del país the army rules over the north of the country
3. (controlar ) to control
tiene que dominar su genio he has to control his temper
4. (contener) to bring under control [pt. & pp. brought]
dominaron el incendio forestal they brought the forest fire under control
5. (idioma) to be fluent in
domina tres idiomas she's fluent in three languages
6. (otras materias) to be good at / to be an expert on
domina la informática he's a computer expert

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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