Definition of Ascendent

1. Noun. Position or state of being dominant or in control. "That idea was in the ascendant"

Exact synonyms: Ascendant
Generic synonyms: Ascendance, Ascendancy, Ascendence, Ascendency, Control, Dominance
Derivative terms: Ascendant



2. Adjective. Tending or directed upward. "Rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"
Exact synonyms: Ascendant, Ascensive
Similar to: Ascending
Derivative terms: Ascend, Ascend, Ascend, Ascend, Ascend, Ascend

3. Noun. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
Exact synonyms: Ancestor, Antecedent, Ascendant, Root
Specialized synonyms: Ancestress, Forbear, Forebear, Father, Forefather, Sire, Foremother, Primogenitor, Progenitor
Generic synonyms: Relation, Relative
Derivative terms: Ancestral, Ancestral, Antecedent
Antonyms: Descendant

4. Adjective. Most powerful or important or influential. "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
Exact synonyms: Ascendant, Dominating
Similar to: Dominant
Derivative terms: Ascendance, Ascendancy, Ascendant, Ascendence, Ascendency

Definition of Ascendent

1. Adjective. Upward in direction or proclivity. ¹

2. Noun. A person from whom one is descended. ¹

3. Noun. A position of power or control. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ascendent

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Medical Definition of Ascendent

1. 1. Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon. "The constellation . . . About that time ascendant." (Browne) 2. Rising; ascending. 3. Superior; surpassing; ruling. "An ascendant spirit over him." (South) "The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth." (J. S. Mill) "Without some power of persuading or confuting, of defending himself against accusations, . . . No man could possibly hold an ascendent position." (Grote) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascendent

ascend
ascendable
ascendance
ascendances
ascendancies
ascendancy
ascendant
ascendantly
ascendants
ascended
ascendence
ascendences
ascendencies
ascendency
ascendens
ascendent (current term)
ascendents
ascender
ascenders
ascendest
ascendeth
ascendible
ascending
ascending(a)
ascending anterior branch
ascending aorta
ascending artery
ascending branch
ascending branch of the inferior mesenteric artery
ascending cervical artery

Literary usage of Ascendent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"But nathe- lesse, this rule in generall «ill I warne thee for- euer : ne make thou neuer none ascendente at noone of the daic. Take a iuste ascendent of ..."

2. Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review edited by Graeme Mercer Adam, George Stewart (1880)
"My last specimen shall be the ' conclusion,' entitled ' Special declaration of the ascendent,' in which Chaucer takes occasion to speak of a subtle process ..."

3. History of Central America by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1887)
"... DIAZ AND PONCE—PRESIDENT CORREOSO—NEGRO ELEMENT IN THE ascendent — CONSERVATIVES REBEL, AND ARE DISCOMFITED—ARMED PEACE FOR A TIME—FEVERISH RULES OF NF. ..."

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