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adjective as in ruling

noun as in ancestor

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The Republican Party will wither if the ascendant Lout Caucus is the face it presents to this nation of decent, congenial people.

Then, in the 1980s, an ascendant conservative movement began a blistering rhetorical assault on what Ronald Reagan called the “dreaded l-word.”

If this YOLO GameStop saga has taught us anything, it’s that we’re glimpsing an ascendant force in the markets with the power to exert incredible pain on the old guard.

From Fortune

As far as campaign songs go, Bobi Wine’s hits all the right notes—an infectious, joyous message of hope reborn and national unity ascendant, interwoven with campaign pledges set to a rollicking, gospel infused reggae beat.

From Time

It was the first decision of the Council’s new 8-1 Democratic super majority, revealing divisions within an an ascendant liberal coalition that nonetheless has near uniform control over city government.

The ascendant media that looked down on him has been pretty much destroyed.

“Tex-Mex for decades was ascendant,” Arellano told the The Weekly Alibi in 2012.

Stressed as it may be, the Coalition of the Ascendant is not disappearing.

Just last year, it seemed as if Hamas—with the Brotherhood dominating Egyptian electoral politics—might be ascendant.

Gay marriage is ascendant, driven by a rapidly shifting public opinion.

Ultimately, finding the Emperor's cause in the ascendant, he cast aside hesitation and threw in his lot with him.

The High Church party were then in the ascendant, and Abbot, from various causes, declined from favour.

It was Jem Deady in the custody of his wife, who was now in the ascendant.

In 1784, the Foxite administration fell, and Pitt was in the ascendant.

He has written a large number of short sketches and more extended novels, and his talent is still in the ascendant.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ascendant, such as: predominant, ascendent, dominant, superior, commanding, and controlling.

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