ascendance


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as·cen·dance

also as·cen·dence  (ə-sĕn′dəns)
n.
Ascendancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascendance - the state that exists when one person or group has power over anotherascendance - 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"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
ascendant, ascendent - position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
supremacy, domination, mastery - power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
predominance, predomination, prepotency - the state of being predominant over others
dominion, rule - dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
regulation - the state of being controlled or governed
absolutism, despotism, tyranny - dominance through threat of punishment and violence
monopoly - exclusive control or possession of something; "They have no monopoly on intelligence"

ascendance

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Over nobody had he such complete ascendance as Mrs Quilp herself--a pretty little, mild-spoken, blue-eyed woman, who having allied herself in wedlock to the dwarf in one of those strange infatuations of which examples are by no means scarce, performed a sound practical penance for her folly, every day of her life.
He even topped the so-called Iron Lady's grovelling supplication to Bush senior on his ascendance to the Presidency that Britain retain its most-favoured lapdog status.
But does the ascendance of gay-theme pictures and roles at the Hollywood establishment's biggest public ceremony indicate that - after taking decades to acknowledge that African-Americans, Jews and other minorities were as worthy of honest screen treatment as any other group of people - the mainstream film industry is ready to give the same kind of respect to gays?
Rolland consults for men like Mondavi, the world's most powerful winemaker and a symbol of Napa's ascendance.
However, Newton's ascendance was inextricably linked to the development of science.
Of course, the recent ascendance of this syntax owes a lot to computer software, and one might expect Nitsche's work to be born or refined onscreen.
Based on an eighty-seven year survey of tax records from the Black Death (1348) to the beginning of Medici ascendance (1434), Cohn argues that a series of successful peasant uprisings between 1401 and 1405 forced the Florentine government to change its attitudes and policies toward its rural subjects.
On the conservative ascendance (though he cannot resist occasional sarcasm), he fully acknowledges the New Right's skill in laying claim to the rhetoric of liberty and portraying liberals and leftists as anti-freedom statists and egalitarians.
For now, though, her book is further proof that computers and the Internet have secured -- and perhaps validated-libcertarianism's ascendance in America's public philosophy at the end of the century.
In entertainment and television, large media brands are in a period of ascendance, powered by broadband properties (or personalities) associated with Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, Comcast, Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC, among others.
He also reviews efforts by Republican and Communist China to abrogate and reverse the damaging legacy of unequal treaties amidst the power changes in the warlord-dominated government in Beijing, the national unification efforts of the Southern revolutionary movement, and the ascendance of the Chinese Communist Party.
The minister also expressed concerns that North Korea may create domestic instability in South Korea, apparently noting political instability in North Korea after the ascendance to power by Kim Jong-un, a son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.