What does Ascendancy mean?

Definitions for Ascendancyəˈsɛn dən si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Ascendancy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control(noun)

    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

    "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"


  1. ascendancy(Noun)

    The process or period of one's ascent

    This was a key moment in Caesar's ascendancy.

  2. ascendancy(Noun)

    Supremacy; superiority; dominant control; the quality of being in the ascendant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascendancy(noun)

    alt. of Ascendance


  1. Ascendancy

    Ascendancy is a 4X science fiction turn-based strategy computer game. It was originally released for MS-DOS in 1995 and was updated and re-released for iOS in 2011 by The Logic Factory. Ascendancy is a galactic struggle to become the dominant life force; hence the title. The game's introductory cinematic states "Wildly different cultures competed for the same worlds. In the enormous upheaval that followed, one of these species would gain ascendancy." The iOS version of Ascendancy is a Universal app, meaning it is designed for both the iPad and the iPhone/iPod touch platforms. The original Ascendancy was released during a golden age of 4X space games in the mid-1990s. Several reviewers praised the game for having great graphics, being entertaining, and being fun to play. The original version of the game won the Software Publisher's Association Codie Award for Best Strategy Software of 1996, as voted on by games industry members. The music of the game was composed by Nenad Vugrinec.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ascendancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ascendancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799:

    I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

  2. Milton R. Sapirstein:

    There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others.

  3. Jim Antos:

    If this change is approved, it could signal that UK and U.S. regulators are comfortable with the renewed ascendancy of investment banking.

  4. John Stuart Mill:

    As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.

  5. Tom Ridge:

    Remember back then we thought about al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan and a few other places? well, we've seen al Qaeda metastasize. It is now a global scourge. And you have the ascendancy of ISIL. The combination of those two groups -- their appeal to the lone wolfs and we see them acting in Belgium and in France and in Canada and the United States so the threat factors and the nature of the threats are far more complicated and far more serious today than on September 12, 2001.

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