ascendancy


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as·cen·dan·cy

also as·cen·den·cy  (ə-sĕn′dən-sē)
n.
Superiority or decisive advantage; domination: "Germany only awaits trade revival to gain an immense mercantile ascendancy" (Winston S. Churchill).

ascendancy

(əˈsɛndənsɪ) or

ascendency

;

ascendance

(əˈsɛndəns) or

ascendence

n
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power

as•cend•an•cy

or as•cend•en•cy

(əˈsɛn dən si) also

as•cend′ance, as•cend′ence,



n.
the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascendancy - the state that exists when one person or group has power over anotherascendancy - 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"

ascendancy

ascendence

ascendancy

noun
Translations
nadvláda

ascendancy

[əˈsendənsɪ] Nascendiente m, dominio m

ascendancy

ascendency [əˈsɛndənsi] nascendant m
ascendancy over sb → l'ascendant sur qn

ascendancy

, ascendency
nVormachtstellung f; to gain/have (the) ascendancy over somebodydie Vorherrschaft über jdn gewinnen/haben; to gain (the) ascendancy over one’s fearsseine Ängste besiegen

ascendancy

[əˈsɛndənsɪ] nascendente m
References in classic literature ?
When I thought how you might have misinterpreted it, and believed things" --hope was plainly gaining the ascendancy over misery in Brantain's round, guileless face--"Of course, I know it is nothing to you, but for my own sake I do want you to understand that Mr.
demanded Cora, still maintaining a secret ascendancy over the fierce native by the collected and feminine dignity of her presence.
He was foremost at all races and cock fights; and, with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was the umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one side, and giving his decisions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal.
Not his ascendancy alone, however, held me in thrall at present.
His ascendancy over papa,' said Agnes, 'is very great.
She, gratified by the success of her attempt to regain her old ascendancy over Jane--she had made it with misgiving, notwithstanding her apparent confidence--went downstairs to the library, where she found Sir Charles gloomily trying to drown his domestic troubles in art criticism.
The more adequate, indeed, the federal powers may be rendered to the national defense, the less frequent will be those scenes of danger which might favor their ascendancy over the governments of the particular States.
To see this woman, so beautiful, fair as the brightest vision, to see her by turns overcome with grief and threatening; to resist at once the ascendancy of grief and beauty--it was too much for a visionary; it was too much for a brain weakened by the ardent dreams of an ecstatic faith; it was too much for a heart furrowed by the love of heaven that burns, by the hatred of men that devours.
His hatred, like a powerless though furious wave, was broken against the strong ascendancy which Mercedes exercised over him.
On the other hand, Cesare Borgia, called by the people Duke Valentino, acquired his state during the ascendancy of his father, and on its decline he lost it, notwithstanding that he had taken every measure and done all that ought to be done by a wise and able man to fix firmly his roots in the states which the arms and fortunes of others had bestowed on him.
This fawn-colored hair, or, perhaps the sort of ascendancy which she had over other women, gave her the name of "La Lionne.
The natural quickness of the savage had been wonderfully improved by his intercourse with the white men, and his partial knowledge of a foreign language gave him a great ascendancy over his less accomplished countrymen.