Synonyms for ascendent

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But the people were for the moment in the ascendent, and Bacon should not be sacrificed.

The chief of the ascendent political party was the real ruler.

That man is ascendent now, does not, in the light of experience, mean necessarily that he will by any means remain so.

Under Cyrus they became the ascendent power in Asia, and maintained their ascendency until their conquest by Alexander.

But at this Abe's prudence deserted him, and righteous wrath rose to the ascendent.

Horoscopo; in horoscopo, within that part of the sky considered as the ascendent, A. ii.

From then on, she was steadily in the ascendent, not only in John Galbraith's good graces, which was all of course that mattered.

So called because astrologers looked towards the east or ascendent.

It was one of those "decisive battles" that made Prussia the ascendent power in Germany, and destroyed the prestige of Austria.

Ever since, this has been the aim as well as the duty of a chancellor of the exchequer whatever party has been in the ascendent.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., ascendent, astrological use is earliest, from Middle French ascendant (noun and adjective) and directly from Latin ascendentem (nominative ascendans), present participle of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Sense "moving upward, rising" is recorded from 1590s. In the ascendant "ruling, dominant" (not, as is often thought, "rising") is from 1670s.

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