dominate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: be prominent or in full control

That drug company dominates the tranquilizer market.
Blair junior dominates international math competition.
My school dominated the national chess competition for years!
Figure skating dominates field at UPenn Invitational.
Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.
His wife completely dominates him.
He refuses to let others speak and dominates every meeting.
Ambition dominated their lives.
Her chronic back pain completely dominated every aspect of her life.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: dominate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: overlook from a height

The view from the cliffside chalet dominates the valley.
The villa dominates the town.

VerbNet: contiguous_location-47.8-2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5