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Synonyms for ascendant
əˈsɛn dəntas·cen·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascendant, ascendentnoun

    position or state of being dominant or in control

    "that idea was in the ascendant"

    antecedent, root, ascendent, ancestor

    low-level, descending(a), subordinate

  2. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, rootadjective

    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

    theme, rootage, ancestor, radical, antecedent, etymon, base, beginning, solution, origin, stem, root, source, tooth root, ascendent, forerunner, root word

    subordinate, low-level, descending(a)

  3. ascendant, ascendent, ascensiveadjective

    tending or directed upward

    "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin

    ascendent, dominating, ascensive

    descending(a), subordinate, low-level

  4. ascendant, ascendent, dominatingadjective

    most powerful or important or influential

    "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

    dominating, magisterial, high-and-mighty, autocratic, commanding, peremptory, ascendent, ascensive, overlooking, bossy

    subordinate, low-level, descending(a)

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ascendantnoun


  2. ascendantnoun

    superiority, predominance, ascendency, superior influence, controlling influence

  3. ascendantadjective

    rising, above the horizon

  4. ascendantadjective

    superior, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, surpassing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ascendant":

    ancestor, ascendancy, bottom-up, upward

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How to use ascendant in a sentence?

  1. Joshua Henne:

    This is yet another canary in the coal mine for both November and the years ahead, you can look back four years to around now when Eric Cantor was knocked off and what that meant for an ascendant wing on the right. This is a big deal.

  2. John Browning:

    Both numbers point to expansion and are significantly higher than expectations. For the moment the China recovery story is in the ascendant.

  3. Dorothea Brande:

    The most enviable writers are those who, quite often unanalytically and unconsciously, have realized that there are different facets to their nature and are able to live and work with now one, now another, in the ascendant.

Translations for ascendant

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  • изгряващ, господствуващ, предшественик, издигащ се, възходящ, влияние, властBulgarian
  • ascendenteSpanish
  • esi-isä, nousevaFinnish
  • प्रबलHindi
  • 상승Korean
  • strămoș, predecesorRomanian
  • ஏற்றம்Tamil
  • ప్రాబల్యంTelugu
  • ลัคนาThai
  • چڑھاوUrdu

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