ascendant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French ascendant, from Latin ascendens.

Adjective[edit]

ascendant (comparative more ascendant, superlative most ascendant)

  1. Rising, moving upward.
    • (Can we date this quote by Browne and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The constellation [] about that time ascendant.
  2. Surpassing or controlling.
    • (Can we date this quote by South and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      An ascendant spirit over him.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Stuart Mill and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth.

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Noun[edit]

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ascendant (plural ascendants)

  1. Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
    One man has the ascendant over another.
    • (Can we date this quote by Robertson and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Chievres had acquired over the mind of the young monarch the ascendant not only of a tutor, but of a parent.
  2. An ancestor (antonym of descendant)
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  3. (usu. followed by to) A royal heir assuming (a place of power)
    Given his father's ghastly demise, one would not expect such glee from the ascendant to his throne.
  4. Ascent; height; elevation.
    • (Can we date this quote by Temple and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant.
  5. (astrology) The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ascendens, ascendentem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/
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Verb[edit]

ascendant

  1. present participle of ascendre

Adjective[edit]

ascendant (feminine singular ascendante, masculine plural ascendants, feminine plural ascendantes)

  1. ascendant

Noun[edit]

ascendant m (plural ascendants)

  1. (astrology) ascendant
  2. influence, ascendancy
    L'équipe adverse a repris l'ascendant du match.The team is again dominated by the adversary.
  3. (genealogy) ancestry

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ascendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of ascendō