in the ascendant

Definition of in the ascendant

formal

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a state or position of dominant power or importance

    :  a lineal or collateral relative in the ascending line

  1. :  moving upward :  rising

    :  directed upward

    :  superior


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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