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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishascendantas‧cen‧dant1, ascendent /əˈsendənt/ noun   be in the ascendant
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ascendantIf there are more than 25 ascendants, enter the last displayed ascendant in the user name field to reveal the other ascendants.It is a bold colonization by a group that knows it is - and shows itself to be - in the ascendant.In spite of the vote for Clinton in 1992, it is that second personality that has been in the ascendant recently.And Mr Desmond's Star is in the ascendant, a full 5.72 per cent ahead.In Yorkshire, and elsewhere, the public relations and promotional aspects are now in the ascendant.Nothing barring a major disaster can prevent her from becoming a main attraction - Barbara Dennerlein is a star in the ascendant.For ladies in your way are apt to extend what they call their privileges and the husband never again recovers the ascendant.
ascendantascendant2, ascendent adjective formal  POWERbecoming more powerful or popular a politically ascendant country
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ascendantArran gave way to the persuasions of his half-brother, the abbot of Paisley, and to the ascendant Beaton faction.an ascendant politicianTory ministers continue to watch Mr Smith's ascendant star with considerable nervousness.
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