as·​cen·​dance | \ ə-ˈsen-dən(t)s How to pronounce ascendance (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ascendence

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studied the ascendance of modernism in 20th-century art and design

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Setting off a placekicking revolution and serving as the catalyst for the eventual merger of the NFL and the AFL, the most important event in pro football’s sporting ascendance? The Si Staff,, "100 Figures Who Shaped the NFL’s First Century," 28 Aug. 2019 In a sign of his preseason ascendance, Patrick Ricard started next to Michael Pierce on the Ravens’ interior defensive line as starter Brandon Williams got the night off. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens QB Lamar Jackson sits out third preseason game vs. Eagles; Marquise Brown starts," 23 Aug. 2019 Like any movement, the IDW is far from perfect, and the jury is still out as to whether or not its ascendance and subsequent association with the conservative movement is something we should be excited about. Nate Hochman, National Review, "The Intellectual Dark Web’s Quiet Revolution," 5 July 2019 CarPro Approved However, the ascendance of autonomous vehicles introduces a new consideration. Lyndon Conrad Bell, Houston Chronicle, "Puncture-proof tires: Get no more flats," 9 Aug. 2019 Much like another son of Bexar County, former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, Hurd was a traditional Republican grappling with the changing order created by the tea party movement (a movement that led to Trump’s ascendance). Gilbert Garcia,, "Hurd walked a thin line in his congressional swing district," 3 Aug. 2019 The total released Monday is the latest sign of the Massachusetts senator’s ascendance in a crowded Democratic primary field after her campaign’s anemic start this year. Jess Bidgood,, "Warren raises $19.1 million in second quarter as her campaign picks up momentum," 8 July 2019 Pacquiao came to realize, Fortune argues, that all the spoils garnered during his ascendance—the movies and albums, the fame and fortune and political appointments, even the vices—were only possible because of boxing. Greg Bishop,, "The Many Stages of Manny: How Pacquiao Keeps Reinventing Himself," 16 July 2019 And curiously, the Taliban, although militarily in the ascendance, also wants one. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "Peace might be breaking out in America's longest ever war," 9 July 2019

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1715, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ascendance

chiefly US
: the act of rising or moving up : the act of ascending

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