ascendance ascendance  /ə ˈsɛn dəns/


  • (n) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another


  1. Europeans fret that Japan's ascendance could diminish their own global stature.
  2. If there's any city that symbolizes the boldness of the South's economic ascendance, and what's at stake with its decline, it is Atlanta.
  3. His party's ascendance over the past five years poses a clear challenge not only to the military, but to Turkey's old secular establishment.


  • Kyrie Irving knows he's on a learning curve entering 3rd season

    Many great young players, from former Rookie of the Years to sophomore All-Stars, have been led astray by the inability to handle success. Familiar with the dangers of such a quick ascendance, Kyrie Irving doesn't want that to happen. It's why he's taking this summer so seriously. Behind a 23-point outing, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard led his USA minicamp team to a 128-106 win in Thursday ...
    on July 29, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "Then, finally, some new reformist donors and organizers will emerge," wrote Brooks. "They will build new institutions, new structures and new ideas, and the cycle of conservative ascendance will begin again."
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: David Brooks Source:

  2. "The conferment of these prestigious Academy Awards is a resounding statement of India's ascendance in the world of quality entertainment," Chatterjee said in a statement.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Chatterjee Source: (blog)

  3. "The real reason for Mr. Huckabee's ascendance," Frank Rich wrote recently in The New York Times, "may be that his message is simply more uplifting -- and, in the ethical rather than theological sense, more Christian -- than that of rivals...
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Frank Rich Source: Canadian Jewish News

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