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Synonyms for ascendantəˈsɛn dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascendant, ascendent(noun)

    position or state of being dominant or in control

    "that idea was in the ascendant"

    antecedent, root, ascendant, ascendent, ancestor

    low-level, descending(a), subordinate

  2. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root(adj)

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

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

    subordinate, low-level, descending(a)

  3. ascendant, ascendent, ascensive(adj)

    tending or directed upward

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

    ascendant, ascendent, dominating, ascensive

    descending(a), subordinate, low-level

  4. ascendant, ascendent, dominating(adj)

    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, ascendant, autocratic, commanding, peremptory, ascendent, ascensive, overlooking, bossy

    subordinate, low-level, descending(a)

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ascendant(n.)


  2. ascendant(n.)

    superiority, predominance, ascendency, superior influence, controlling influence

  3. ascendant(a.)

    rising, above the horizon

  4. ascendant(a.)

    superior, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, surpassing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

ancestor, ascendancy, bottom-up, upward

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Translations for ascendant

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  • изгряващ, власт, влияние, възходящ, издигащ се, предшественик, господствуващBulgarian
  • esi-isä, nousevaFinnish
  • strămoș, predecesorRomanian

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