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1Greater than others in power or influence.
dominant, predominant, prevalent, in control, more powerful, most powerful, superior, supreme, ascendant, in the ascendancyView synonyms
- ‘Frankly, the prepotent title he goes under isn't enough to lend his argument any legitimacy.’
- 1.1(of a breeding animal) showing great effectiveness in transmitting hereditary characteristics to its offspring.
- ‘My observations have been that stud fee is usually a fixed number (in my experience about 50% of a typical pet puppy, although it may approach 100% for popular, prepotent sires.’
Late Middle English: from Latin praepotent- having greater power from prae before, ahead + posse be able.
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