Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ascendant
IPA transcription: [əs'ɛndənt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ascendant, ascendent, dominating
    Meaning: most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
  • Synonyms: ascendant, ascendent, ascensive
    Meaning: tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root
    Meaning: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • Synonyms: ascendant, ascendent
    Meaning: position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
Usage examples
  • Mary saw the eloquent movement away from her and his speaking attitude, with averted face; then the princess went into eclipse, and the imperial woman was ascendant once more.