the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

Syn: ↑dominance, ↑ascendance, ↑ascendence, ↑ascendancy, ↑control
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status

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