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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); Position or state of being dominant or in control adj. - Most powerful or important or influential; Tending or directed upward.

Usage examples (34)
  • Noun : With his rivals in the ascendant, he soon lost his position
  • There's nothing ascendent about that experience for me.
  • There were lots of single ascendent males with more credits.
  • They are ascendent right now because they are getting squeezed. for more
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