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    ascendant

    ascendant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ascendant

    Definition
    (noun) position or state of being dominant or in control
    Synonyms : ascendent
    Example Sentence
    • that idea was in the ascendant
    Definition
    (noun) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    Synonyms : ancestor , antecedent , ascendent , root
    Definition
    (adj) tending or directed upward
    Synonyms : ascendent , ascensive
    Example Sentence
    • rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage
    Definition
    (adj) most powerful or important or influential
    Synonyms : ascendent , dominating
    Example Sentence
    • the economically ascendant class
    • D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe
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