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as·cen·dant

also as·cen·dent  (ə-sĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Inclining or moving upward; ascending or rising.
2. Dominant in position or influence; superior.
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascendent - position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - 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"
2.ascendent - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)ascendent - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
ancestress - a woman ancestor
forbear, forebear - a person from whom you are descended
forefather, sire, father - the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
foremother - a woman ancestor
primogenitor, progenitor - an ancestor in the direct line
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
Adj.1.ascendent - 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.ascendent - 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"
Translations

ascendent

a. ascendiente, ascendente.
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