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  1. [noun] position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant"
    Synonyms: ascendent

  2. [noun] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    Synonyms: ancestor, ascendent, antecedent, root

  3. [adjective] tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
    Synonyms: ascendent, ascensive

  4. [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


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