in the ascendant

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the ascendant

formal
: becoming more powerful : gaining more power
  • The President's party is no longer in the ascendant.

Word by Word Definitions

ascendant play
  1. : the point of the ecliptic or degree of the zodiac that rises above the eastern horizon at any moment

  2. : a state or position of dominant power or importance

  3. : a lineal or collateral relative in the ascending line

  1. : moving upward : rising

  2. : directed upward

  3. : superior


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