having superior power and influence

the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

Similar to: ↑dominant
Derivationally related forms: ↑preponderance (for: ↑preponderant), ↑preponderate (for: ↑preponderant), ↑predominance (for: ↑predominant)

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