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Ascendant

Ascendant Meaning & Definition
Ascendant Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ascendant?

[n] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent)
[n] position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
[adj] most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
[adj] tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ascendant: ancestor | antecedent | ascendent | ascendent | ascendent | ascending(a) | ascensive | dominant | dominating | root

Related Terms | Find terms related to Ascendant: a cut above | above | absolute | ahead | anabatic | antecedent | ascendancy | ascending | ascensional | ascensive | at the head | authoritarian | authoritative | authorized | autocratic | better | boss | capping | chief | chosen | climbing | clothed with authority | commanding | competent | conquering | consequential | considerable | controlling | defeating | distinguished | dominance | dominant | domination | dominion | duly constituted | eclipsing | eminent | empowered | ex officio | exceeding | excellent | excelling | finer | flushed with success | forebear | forefather | forerunner | general | governing | great | greater | head | hegemonic | hegemonistic | higher | imperative | important | in ascendancy | in charge | in chief | in the ascendant | influential | leading | leaping | major | marked | master | masterdom | mighty | momentous | monocratic | mounting | of choice | official | on the throne | one up on | outstanding | over | overbearing | overcoming | paramount | potent | powerful | precursor | predecessor | predominant | predominate | preeminence | preeminent | prepollent | preponderance | preponderant | preponderate | prepotence | prepotent | prestigious | prevailing | prevalent | primogenitor | progenitor | prominent | puissant | rampant | ranking | rare | rearing | regnant | regulating | regulative | regulatory | reigning | rising | rivaling | ruling | saltatory | scandent | scansorial | senior | skyrocketing | sovereign | sovereignty | spiraling | springing | substantial | successful | super | superior | supreme | surpassing | swaying | topping | totalitarian | transcendent | transcendental | transcending | triumphal | triumphant | uparching | upcoming | upgoing | upgrade | uphill | uphillward | upper | uprising | upsloping | upward | upwith | vanquishing | victorious | weighty | winning

See Also | ancestress | ascendance | ascendancy | ascendence | ascendency | control | dominance | father | forbear | forebear | forefather | foremother | primogenitor | progenitor | relation | relative | sire

Ascendant In Webster's Dictionary

\As*cend"ant\, n. [F. ascendant, L. ascendens; p. pr. of ascendere.] 1. Ascent; height; elevation. [R.] Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant. --Temple. 2. (Astrol.) The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune. Note: Hence the phrases {To be in the ascendant}, to have commanding power or influence, and {Lord of the ascendant}, one who has possession of such power or influence; as, to rule, for a while, lord of the ascendant. --Burke. 3. Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another. Chievres had acquired over the mind of the young monarch the ascendant not only of a tutor, but of a parent. --Robertson. 4. An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; -- opposed to {descendant}. --Ayliffe.
\As*cend"ant\, Ascendent \As*cend"ent\, a. 1. Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon. The constellation . . . about that time ascendant. --Browne. 2. Rising; ascending. --Ruskin. 3. Superior; surpassing; ruling. An ascendant spirit over him. --South. The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth. --J. S. Mill. Without some power of persuading or confuting, of defending himself against accusations, . . . no man could possibly hold an ascendent position. --Grote.

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