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English adjective: ascendant

1. ascendant tending or directed upward


SamplesRooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage.


Synonymsascendent, ascensive


Similarascending


Antonymsdescending

2. ascendant most powerful or important or influential


SamplesThe economically ascendant class.
D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe.


Synonymsascendent, dominating


Similardominant


Antonymssubordinate, low-level


English noun: ascendant

1. ascendant (state) position or state of being dominant or in control


SamplesThat idea was in the ascendant.


Synonymsascendent


Broader (hypernym)ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance

2. ascendant (person) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)


Synonymsancestor, antecedent, ascendent, root


Broader (hypernym)relation, relative


Narrower (hyponym)ancestress, father, forbear, forebear, forefather, foremother, primogenitor, progenitor, sire


Antonymsdescendant, descendent









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