in the ascendant


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

Examples of in the ascendant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like Burton in ’64, the 40-year-old’s star is in the ascendant. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 3 Apr. 2023 Spain had long been the dominant empire in Latin America, but Great Britain, which already possessed colonies along the American Eastern Seaboard, was now in the ascendant—and determined to break its rival’s hold. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 Singh is the face of 46 brands in India and his equity is in the ascendant, according to the 2022 Celebrity Brand Valuation Report by Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps). Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 6 Nov. 2022

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“In the ascendant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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