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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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|Noun||1.||ascendent - position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"|
|2.||ascendent - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)|
ancestress - a woman ancestor
foremother - a woman ancestor
|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"
a. ascendiente, ascendente.