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

 

Hyponyms: ancestress, forebear, forbear, forefather, father, sire, foremother, progenitor, primogenitor

 

Anagrams: ascendent

 

 
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