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ascendant   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 әˋsєndәnt 〕

Pronunciation

〔 әˊsendәnt 〕


Overview of noun ascendant

The noun ascendant has 2 senses


  • ascendant, ascendent -- (position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant")

  • ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))


Overview of adj ascendant

The adj ascendant has 2 senses


  • ascendant, ascendent, ascensive -- (tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin)

  • ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")