predominate vs predominant : Common Errors in English

About predominate vs predominant

“Predominate” is a verb: “In the royal throne room, the color red predominates.” “Predominant” is an adjective: “The predominant view among the touts is that Fancy Dancer is the best bet in the third race.” See also .

predominate Meaning(s)

  • (v) be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • (v) appear very large or occupy a commanding position
  • (s) having superior power and influence

predominant Meaning(s)

  • (s) most frequent or common
  • (s) having superior power and influence

predominate in News

  • Security always trumps privacy in public policy

    The "security privacy" equation has governed decisions made by a Republican and now a Democratic administration since 2001. Barring a wholesale change in public sentiment, which seems extremely unlikely, that same approach is likely to predominate.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Stars and Stripes

predominant in News

  1. Airmic and Willis Terrorism Review Explores the Scope and Cover Offered by Insurance Schemes Around the World

    LONDON -- Several of the world's long-established terrorism insurance schemes were set up to deal with a different terrorism threat than is predominant today, according to a new technical guide produced ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Programs get a read on summer

    Travel is the predominant theme in most local reading programs this year
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Daily Chronicle

  3. Europe Bisphenol A Industry Scrutinized by GlobalData in In-Demand Report Available at

    What does the European market for bisphenol A look like? What are the most prominent bisphenol A projects? What are the predominant industry development trends? How can be the comp
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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