ascendant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French ascendant, from Latin ascendens.

AdjectiveEdit

ascendant (comparative more ascendant, superlative most ascendant)

  1. Rising, moving upward.
    • Browne
      The constellation [] about that time ascendant.
  2. Surpassing or controlling.
    • South
      An ascendant spirit over him.
    • John Stuart Mill
      The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth.

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NounEdit

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ascendant (plural ascendants)

  1. Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
    One man has the ascendant over another.
    • Robertson
      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)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ayliffe to this entry?)
  3. Ascent; height; elevation.
    • Temple
      Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant.
  4. (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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burke to this entry?)

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VerbEdit

ascendant

  1. Present participle of ascendre.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. ascendant

NounEdit

ascendant m (plural ascendants)

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

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

ascendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of ascendō
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