predominate vs predominant :

predominate vs predominant

predominate or predominant

Predominate is a verb that means to be main element, the most important, dominant.

“The controversy surrounding Brexit predominates UK news stories these days.”

Predominant is from the same family of meaning, but it is an adjective.

“The predominant news stories in the UK these days are about Brexit.”

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  • v  be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • v  appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
  • s  having superior power and influence

  • s  most frequent or common
  • s  having superior power and influence
    the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism
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