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As an adjective, predominant describes something with the greatest influence or authority.

As a verb, predominate means “to gain controlling power.”

Careful writers do not use predominate as an adjective.

Example: The predominant ingredient in the new drug cured cancer and enabled the drug company to predominate over its competitors.

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