- [noun] position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
- [noun] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
Synonyms: ancestor, ascendent, antecedent, root
- [adjective] tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
Synonyms: ascendent, ascensive
- [adjective] most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
Synonyms: ascendent, dominating