HyperDic: ascendant

English > 4 senses of the word ascendant:
NOUNstateascendant, ascendentposition or state of being dominant or in control
person ascendant, ancestor, ascendent, antecedent, rootsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
ADJECTIVEallascendant, ascendent, ascensivetending or directed upward
allascendant, ascendent, dominatingmost powerful or important or influential
ascendant > pronunciation
Soundsahseh'ndahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > ascendant: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtending or directed upward.
Example"rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
Synonymsascendent, ascensive
BroaderascendingMoving or going or growing upward
Spanishascendente, ascendiente
Catalanascendent
Verbsascendslope upwards
ascendtravel up, "We ascended the mountain"
English > ascendant: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningMost powerful or important or influential.
Example"the economically ascendant class"
Synonymsascendent, dominating
BroaderdominantExercising influence or control
Spanishascendiente, dominante, prestigioso
Catalanascendent
Nounsascendance, ascendancythe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
ascendantposition or state of being dominant or in control
English > ascendant: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningPosition or state of being dominant or in control.
Example"that idea was in the ascendant"
Synonymascendent
Broaderdominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, controlThe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Catalanascendent
Adjectivesascendantmost powerful or important or influential
English > ascendant: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
Synonymsancestor, ascendent, antecedent, root
NarrowerancestressA woman ancestor
forebear, forbearA person from whom you are descended
forefather, father, sireThe founder of a family
foremotherA woman ancestor
progenitor, primogenitorAn ancestor in the direct line
Broaderrelative, relationA person related by blood or marriage
Oppositedescendant, descendentA person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
Spanishancestra, ancestro, antecesor, antepasada, antepasado, ascendente, ascendiente, progenitor
Catalanancestre, antecessor, ascendent, avantpassat, progenitor

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