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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.
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ascendant

(əˈsɛndənt) or

ascendent

adj
1. proceeding upwards; rising
2. dominant, superior, or influential
3. (Botany) botany another term for ascending
n
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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as•cend•ant

or as•cend•ent

(əˈsɛn dənt)

n.
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.
4. ascending.
5. superior; predominant.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascendant - 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.ascendant - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)ascendant - 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.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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ascendant

ascendent
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ascendant

adjective
Having preeminent significance:
noun
A person from whom one is descended:
Archaic: predecessor.
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Translations

ascendant

[əˈsendənt] N to be in the ascendantestar en auge, ir ganando predominio
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ascendant

[əˈsɛndənt] n
to be in the ascendant → monter
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ascendant

, ascendent
n to be in the ascendant (Astrol) → im Aszendenten stehen, aszendieren (spec); (fig)im Aufstieg begriffen sein; his star is in the ascendant (fig)sein Stern ist im Aufgehen
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ascendant

[əˈsɛndənt] n to be in the ascendantessere in auge
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