What does ascendent mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascendant, ascendentnoun

    position or state of being dominant or in control

    "that idea was in the ascendant"

  2. ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, rootadjective

    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

  3. ascendant, ascendent, ascensiveadjective

    tending or directed upward

    "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin

  4. ascendant, ascendent, dominatingadjective

    most powerful or important or influential

    "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"


  1. ascendentnoun

    A person from whom one is descended.

  2. ascendentnoun

    A position of power or control.

  3. ascendentadjective

    Upward in direction or proclivity.


  1. ascendent

    Ascendent, also known as "ascending", generally refers to something that is rising, moving upward, or improving. In astrology, it specifically refers to the zodiacal sign and degree that was ascending on the eastern horizon at the specific time and location of an event. In genealogy, it refers to an individual's ancestors or direct family lines from whom they descend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascendentadjective

    rising toward the zenith; above the horizon

  2. Ascendentadjective

    rising; ascending

  3. Ascendentadjective

    superior; surpassing; ruling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascendent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascendent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ascendent in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    It's ascendent in that district perhaps, but I don't accept any characterization of our party presented by the Republicans. So let me reject that right now. ... Our party is a big tent. Our districts are very different, one from the other.

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    A repugnant
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