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Definition 1: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ascendant in the sense of this definition

(ascendant is a kind of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

(... is a kind of ascendant ) a woman ancestor

(... is a kind of ascendant ) a person from whom you are descended

(... is a kind of ascendant ) the founder of a family

"keep the faith of our forefathers"

(... is a kind of ascendant ) a woman ancestor

(... is a kind of ascendant ) an ancestor in the direct line

Definition 2: position or state of being dominant or in control - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ascendant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that idea was in the ascendant

Synonyms for ascendant in the sense of this definition

(ascendant is a kind of ...) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

"her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

Definition 3: tending or directed upward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ascendant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage

Synonyms for ascendant in the sense of this definition

(ascendant is similar to ...) moving or going or growing upward

"the ascending plane" "the ascending staircase" "the ascending stems of chickweed"

Definition 4: most powerful or important or influential - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ascendant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for ascendant in the sense of this definition

(ascendant is similar to ...) exercising influence or control

"television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion" "the dominant partner in the marriage"

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