ascendent ascendent

Definition(s):

  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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  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 .

News

  • 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

Quotes

  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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