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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.
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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
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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"
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adjective influential, controlling, ruling, powerful, commanding, supreme, superior, dominant, prevailing, authoritative, predominant, uppermost, pre-eminent Radical reformers are once more ascendant.
in the ascendant rising, increasing, growing, powerful, mounting, climbing, dominating, commanding, supreme, dominant, influential, prevailing, flourishing, ascending, up-and-coming, on the rise, uppermost, on the way up Geography, drama, art and English are in the ascendant.
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to be in the ascendant → monter
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ascendant[əˈsɛndənt] n to be in the ascendant → essere in auge
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