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Definition of "ascendent" []

  • Upward in direction or proclivity. (adjective)
  • A person from whom one is descended. (noun)
  • A position of power or control. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ascendent" in a sentence
  • "In many cases, they're arguing that a cultural trend is becoming true, or is about to become true, and the reality is that asserting that these trends are ascendent actually helps them come true."
  • "Ohio, where former GOP Rep. John Kasich is trying to fend off an ascendent Democratic Gov."
  • "There's nothing ascendent about that experience for me."