Definition of domineer in US English:

domineer

verb

[no object]usually as adjective domineering
  • Assert one's will over another in an arrogant way.

    ‘how can I do my job with a domineering boss yelling in my ear?’
    • ‘He was commanding, domineering, sardonic and intimidating.’
    • ‘Ruthless, clinical and forever domineering they haunt a team who just can't make that final breakthrough.’
    • ‘The male had to be domineering, imposing, and always taking the initiative.’
    • ‘He wasn't someone she would normally be attracted to - he was a little too domineering.’
    • ‘She has told the court her mother was difficult, domineering and physically and verbally abusive towards her.’
    • ‘Remember to keep the desired feature in scale with the rest of your space - you don't want it to be too domineering.’
    • ‘Or is it that they are so controlling and domineering that we don't know how to talk about anything else?’
    • ‘All she wanted was him to be more domineering.’
    • ‘Hard and domineering, Henry could be ruthless and cruel.’
    • ‘You also tend to take a know-it-all attitude and to be domineering, which others feel and resent.’
    • ‘She said he was domineering and had persuaded her to go.’
    • ‘We all love it when he plays a scene big because he's wickedly good at it, hilarious and domineering.’
    • ‘That's not a good base for a lasting and healthy relationship, and you're right, it's domineering.’
    • ‘The tiger again looked so powerful, so domineering, and so strong.’
    • ‘He was a crablike manoeuvrer, crafty and unreliable, domineering towards followers, ruthless towards rivals.’
    • ‘She let her career overtake the relationship, and she's become too controlling and domineering.’
    • ‘How was it she could appear to be so domineering when she wanted to?’
    • ‘She was domineering, cold, bitter and demanding, and was often called a ‘tyrant.’’
    • ‘My husband wasn't in the least bit domineering but he was a strong man so there was no need for me to worry about bill-paying or problems.’
    • ‘Considering that his production style is as domineering as it is remarkable, this is no easy feat.’
    browbeat, bully, intimidate, pressurize, menace, hector, boss, boss about, boss around, push about, push around, order about, order around, give orders to, lord it over, tyrannize, terrorize, persecute, oppress, dictate to, be overbearing, ride roughshod over, trample on, have under one's thumb, rule with an iron hand, rule with a rod of iron, use strong-arm tactics on, impose one's will on, bend to one's will, subjugate
    overbearing, authoritarian, imperious, high-handed, high and mighty, autocratic, autarchic
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Dutch dominieren, from French dominer, from Latin dominari (see dominate).

Pronunciation

domineer

/ˌdäməˈnir//ˌdɑməˈnɪr/