in the ascendant

in the ascendant
in the ascendant
Increasing in influence, prosperity, etc
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Main Entry:ascend

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rising in power or influence

the reformers are in the ascendant

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in the ascendant
formal : becoming more powerful : gaining more power

The President's party is no longer in the ascendant.

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Main Entry:ascendant

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in the ascendant idiom
(formal) being or becoming more powerful or popular

British pop music is once again in the ascendant.

Main entry:ascendantidiom

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  • in the ascendant — ► in the ascendant rising in power or influence. Main Entry: ↑ascendant …   English terms dictionary

  • Lord of the ascendant — Ascendant As*cend ant, n. [F. ascendant, L. ascendens; p. pr. of ascendere.] 1. Ascent; height; elevation. [R.] [1913 Webster] Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astrol.) The horoscope, or that degree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be in the ascendant — Ascendant As*cend ant, n. [F. ascendant, L. ascendens; p. pr. of ascendere.] 1. Ascent; height; elevation. [R.] [1913 Webster] Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astrol.) The horoscope, or that degree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • be in the ascendant — formal phrase to have or gain power or influence over another person, group etc The Left is now in the ascendant. Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym Main entry: ascendant …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in the ascendant — formal to have or gain power or influence over another person, group etc The Left is now in the ascendant …   English dictionary

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  • in the ascendant — rising in power or influence. → ascendant …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ascendant — The ascendant ( sign and degree that was ascending on the eastern horizon at the specific time and location of an event. According to astrological theory, celestial phenomena reflect or determine human activity on the principle of as above so… …   Wikipedia

  • Ascendant — As*cend ant, n. [F. ascendant, L. ascendens; p. pr. of ascendere.] 1. Ascent; height; elevation. [R.] [1913 Webster] Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astrol.) The horoscope, or that degree of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascendant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) holding a position of increasing status or influence. 2) Astrology (of a planet, zodiacal degree, or sign) on or close to the intersection of the ecliptic with the eastern horizon. ► NOUN Astrology ▪ the ascendant point. ● in the… …   English terms dictionary

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