Synonyms of ascendant


1. ascendant, ascendent, dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control

usage: position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"

2. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root, relative, relation

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


1. ascendant, ascendent, ascensive, ascending(prenominal) (vs. descending)

usage: tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin

2. ascendant, ascendent, dominating, dominant (vs. subordinate)

usage: most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

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Definition and meaning of ascendant (Dictionary)