Definition of Domineer

1. Verb. Rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner. "Sam cannot domineer Sue "; "Her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

Exact synonyms: Tyrannise, Tyrannize
Generic synonyms: Ballyrag, Boss Around, Browbeat, Bully, Bullyrag, Hector, Push Around, Strong-arm
Derivative terms: Tyrant



Definition of Domineer

1. v. i. & t. To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as, to domineer over dependents.

Definition of Domineer

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Domineer

1. to tyrannize [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: tyrannize

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Domineer

domination
domination number
dominations
dominative
dominator
dominators
dominatour
dominatours
dominatrices
dominatrixes
dominatrixlike
domine
dominee
domineer (current term)
domineered
domineering
domineeringly
domineeringness
domineers
dominees
domines
doming
dominica
dominical
dominican republic
dominicide
dominicides
dominicker

Literary usage of Domineer

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... there's no greater misery to a man than to let his wife domineer) to carry her muff, dog, and fan, let her wear the breeches, lay out, spend, ..."

2. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... there's no greater misery to a man than to let his wife domineer) to carry her muff, dog, and fan, let her wear the breeches, lay out, spend, ..."

3. The Infallibility of the Church: A Course of Lectures Delivered in the by George Salmon (1888)
"Such a letter as this could clearly not be regarded as an attempt by Rome to domineer ... domineer ..."

4. The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine (1801)
"... who tyrannizes over France, and who feeks to domineer over the world. ART. VI. ... domineer ..."

5. The New English by Thomas Laurence Kington-Oliphant (1886)
"appear in Nash about this time, as to bandy, pell mell, to humour, domineer, button-hole, ... domineer ..."

6. Notes on Herodotus: Original and Selected from the Best Commentators by Dawson William Turner (1857)
"Schw., " if (thought they) these boys are already minded to aid each other against the children of our legitimate wives and are now trying to domineer over ..."

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