ascendent ascendent


  1. (adj) most powerful or important or influential
  2. (n) position or state of being dominant or in control
  3. (n) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  4. (adj) tending or directed upward

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  1. Liberals are ascendent, Democrats control the White House, Congress and the majority of state houses, and you take this time to hire of all people Bill freakin' Kristol who has .
  2. The patriotic parties of Japanese reaction and particularly the Army are now strongly in the Japanese ascendent, determined to have Manchuria by fair means or foul, resolved .


  • BET Experience 2013: Snoop, Kendrick, Miguel, J. Cole at Staples

    Saturday night Staples Center played host to a wild ride of a hip-hop show, one whose focus was on the sound of Los Angeles and then some, delivered by a roster featuring two headliners who bookend generations -- Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg -- a soulful singer, Miguel, whose future feels limitless, ascendent Crenshaw rapper Schoolboy Q and a whole lot of cameos.        
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing. Republican Governor. Democratic legislature," said James Carville, architect of President Clinton's 1992 campaign and an advocate of single-payer health insurance. "Romney is an ascendent guy."
    on Apr 5, 2006 By: James Carville Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "The Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite is a perfect complement to the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. This deal allows us to further extend and enhance the use of wireless communications in the enterprise by offering a voice mobility solution that...
    on Mar 10, 2006 By: Jim Balsillie Source: TechFinance

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