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as·cen·dantalso as·cen·dent (ə-sĕn′dənt)
1. Inclining or moving upward; ascending or rising.
2. Dominant in position or influence; superior.
1. The position or state of being dominant or in control: a conservative policy currently in the ascendant.
2. In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that rises in the east at the time of a person's birth or other event.
3. An ancestor.
1. proceeding upwards; rising
2. dominant, superior, or influential
3. (Botany) botany another term for ascending
4. rare an ancestor
5. a position or condition of dominance, superiority or control
6. (Astrology) astrology (sometimes capital)
a. a point on the ecliptic that rises on the eastern horizon at a particular moment and changes as the earth rotates on its axis
b. the sign of the zodiac containing this point
7. in the ascendant increasing in influence, prosperity, etc
or as•cend•ent(əˈsɛn dənt)
1. a position of dominance or controlling influence; possession of power, superiority, or preeminence.
2. an ancestor; forebear.
3. the sign of the zodiac rising above the eastern horizon at the time of a birth or other event.adj.
5. superior; predominant.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||ascendant - position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"|
|2.||ascendant - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)|
ancestress - a woman ancestor
foremother - a woman ancestor
|Adj.||1.||ascendant - tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin|
ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
|2.||ascendant - most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"|
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
adjective influential, controlling, ruling, powerful, commanding, supreme, superior, dominant, prevailing, authoritative, predominant, uppermost, pre-eminent Radical reformers are once more ascendant.
to be in the ascendant → monter